We offer stunning silver and turquoise rings that are crafted and designed by highly acclaimed Native American artists from the American Southwest region, a region where silversmithing and traditional turquoise jewelry-making dates back centuries. We carry a diverse selection of ring designs and stones, so it is likely we will have a piece that will appeal to your own unique aesthetic sense. Our offerings start at size 5 and include rings size 11 and up, so you can be sure to get the right fit.
Our silver and turquoise rings feature traditional and contemporary artistic styles and crafting techniques that date back centuries. Sterling silver was developed in Europe in the 12th century to serve as currency, and centuries later became increasingly popular for cutlery and jewelry. Sterling silver is used extensively in metalwork because of its fashioning properties. Fine silver itself tends to be very soft and unsuitable for metalwork, and so other alloys are added such as copper, zinc, platinum, or germanium. These metals increase the silver’s strength and resistance to tarnishing, thus making it sterling silver.
Turquoise, on the other hand, is one of the central gemstones to traditional Native American jewelry-making, especially in the Southwest. For thousands of years, turquoise has appeared throughout civilizations such as those of the ancient Persian, Aztec, Chinese, Mesopotamian, and Mesoamerican peoples. From as far back as 200 BC, turquoise has been mined throughout the American Southwest by several indigenous peoples. The craft of silvermaking and jewelry-making with turquoise came into its own in the 19th and 20th centuries, thanks to Hopi and Najavo artisans. Today you get to enjoy exquisite silver and turquoise rings made with techniques inherited from this rich history.
Turquoise has become increasingly rare today, as many of the older mines have been exhausted. This scarcity has necessitated imports or even adulterated substances to satisfy customer demand. Our turquoise, however, is 100% authentic and pure, directly sourced from local mines in the Southwest. We work with the Zuni, Hopi, Navajo, and Santo Domingo tribes in the region, selecting our favorite silver and turquoise rings from award-winning artists to present to our customers. We carry high quality ring designs for both men and women.
Southwest Silver Gallery is a family-owned jewelry company that carries authentic and natural Native American jewelry, and we've worked very carefully to present a selection of silver, turquoise, and other precious stones and metals that are fashioned into memorable pieces you won't be able to take your eyes off of. Please call us at 888-476-4367 if you have any questions about our silver and turquoise rings, or any of our other pieces. Browse our selection of rings in size 11 and order yours today.