Spiderweb Kingman Turquoise Tufacast Ring by Darryl Dean Begay
This one of a kind ring was made using the tufa stone casting method. Tufa stone is a porous, volcanic stone which can be carved easily. Molten silver or gold is poured into the mold to form the metal ring base. Each piece is unique because the casts can only be used a single time. Navajo silversmith Darryl Dean Begay uses the tufa casting method to create items such as this distinctive ring featuring a remarkable piece of Spiderweb Kingman turquoise.
3/4" x 5/16"