Orville Tsinnie American Turquoise Beetle Ring
American Turquoise, Navajo, Modern, size 9-3/4, signed by the artist "Orville Tsinnie - Shiprock, New Mexico," sterling silver, 1-3/8" long by 15/16" wide.
(1943-2017) Born in Tuba City AZ, and later living and running his gallery in Shiprock, NM. He was a master Navajo silversmith who won numerous awards, including a Lifetime Achievement award from the IACA, Indian Arts and Crafts Association.
A perfectionist, he was known for his traditional Navajo style, handmade with heavy silver and beautiful stamp work. Hi earlier pieces were typically turquoise but later added unusual and rare stones including sugilite, dinosaur bone and lapis.