Ring, Turquoise, Melvin Francis

Navajo silversmith Melvin Francis continues the classic style of his elders in this contemporary, hand-crafted ring. Using beautifully hued stones from the famous Turquoise Mountain mine, he surrounds them with simple bezels and sterling silver raindrops.  A quadruple wire ring shanks make it comfortable to wear.

Navajo silversmith Melvin Francis is an acclaimed contemporary silversmith from the Gallup region of New Mexico. He is known for simple, elegant silverwork including overlay and traditional stamp work combined with beautiful stones. He comes from a family of artists and gives credit to his father, his teacher.

Fred Francis, silversmith (uncle)

Myrtle Francis, silversmith (sister)

Marlynn Francis, silversmith (sister)

Melvina Francis, weaver (sister)

Erma Francis, weaver  (mother),

Anna Clyde, weaver (aunt)

  • artist: Melvin Francis
  • affiliation: Navajo
  • markings: Francis, Navajo
  • materials: sterling silver and Turquoise Mountain turquoise
  • size: 7
  • length: 2 1/4" x 3/4"
  • stone: 1 1/4" x 3/4" and 3/4" x 3/4"
  • weight: 25 grams
  • contemporary
  • style number: JR296
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