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Sterling Silver Ring with Green Turquoise and Red Coral

Lorenzo Tortalita

About The Sterling Silver Ring with Green Turquoise and Red Coral

Sterling silver mill rolled as sheet and a smelted drop.  The settings consist of one hand-cut natural deep green turquoise and a refine red coral V shaped branch juncture.  Bezels are file serrated.  

Decorative framing is a saw cut, file carved and chisel stamped, thick overlay. 

Shank is triple split, tapering to the back.

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Gallery Price $550.00

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Sterling silver mill rolled as sheet and a smelted drop.  The settings consist of one hand-cut natural deep green turquoise and a refine red coral V shaped branch juncture.  Bezels are file serrated.  

Decorative framing is a saw cut, file carved and chisel stamped, thick overlay. 

Shank is triple split, tapering to the back.

About the Artist (1925-1998) This Santo Domingo jeweler demonstrated making jewelry at Packard's on the Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  

Toralita created silver jewelry, weavings, worked in leather as well as beadwork.

Nearly every book covering American Indian jewelry references this artist.

His stamps vary from LT to the use of a bear paw, a hand, a circle or a shield.
Medium Sterling silver and natural turquoise and branch coral
Troy ounces .30 troy ounces
Size Ring size is 9. Overall face is 1 5/16" X 3/4".
Signed "Sterling" and artist's earliest mark (see second photo)
Date of creation 1950's to 1960's
Condition Excellent with appropriate wear. It is all original.
Turquoise Natural deep green turquoise
Provenance KW
Gram weight 9.3 grams