Lorenzo Tafoya Inlaid Shell Ring
Lorenzo Tafoya works with his wife Mary Tafoya making mosaic inlaid jewelry. He also creates jewelry on his own, such as this ring made from shell. The ring is inlaid with turquoise, spiny oyster shell, mother of pearl, and sugillite.
Jewelry made from shell inlaid with semi-precious stones and shell have been excavated in pueblo ruins dating back centuries. This ring honors that ancient technique.
Size 10 1/2. Band is approximately 1/4 in. wide.