(PRWEB) October 22, 2012
A leading retailer of turquoise inlay rings is expanding the fall collection just in time for those autumn parties.
Turquoise inlay rings may be one of the most traditional examples of Navajo jewelry, but they are experiencing a very modern revival, thanks to a renewed interest in Native American accessories.
Inlay jewelry, in which semiprecious stones are set into channels in ornate sterling silver settings, traces its origins to Navajo craftsmen of the 19th century. These talented silversmiths learned the basics of working with silver from Mexican artisans but quickly developed and perfected the inlay techniques that have made Navajo turquoise rings famous.
Chris Anderson of SilverTribe.com says that the appeal of turquoise inlay rings is easy to understand.
“Customers are definitely drawn to our inlay rings, and for good reason. They’re beautiful and versatile, and we have a wide variety of styles available.”
SilverTribe’s Navajo turquoise rings feature designs from nature, like butterflies, horses, flowers, and even corn, as well as colorful abstract patterns and designs.
Inlay jewelry techniques can be used on gemstones of all shapes and sizes, from small stones formed into intricate patterns, to larger stones set by themselves. Turquoise inlay rings are often enhanced through the addition of other gems, such as opal or red oyster shell, producing a beautiful contrast and bringing out the particular color of each stone.
Turquoise itself comes in many shades, varying from a deep green to the more traditional light blue, giving SilverTribe customers a wide range of hues to choose from in turquoise inlay rings.
“We even have inlay rings with magenta turquoise, which has been specially treated and stabilized to give it a vibrant purple color,” Anderson notes.
Navajo turquoise rings are beautiful examples of Native American jewelry, which is a hot fashion trend right now, but their classic look will always be in style.
To see SilverTribe’s huge selection of Navajo turquoise inlay rings, go to silvertribe.com.