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A contemporary Sterling silver and Morenci, Arizona turquoise ring by Quaid Shorty
QUAID SHORTY (b. 1999) is an extremely talented young Navajo silversmith who learned his craft from one of the greatest Navajo silversmiths ever, his Father Perry Shorty (b. 1965). This terrific split silver shank ring is a perfect demonstration of Quaid’s prodigious talent, the ring is beautifully shaped and finely decorated with stamp work and applied round silver “raindrops”. The ring features three stunning, nicely-matched Morenci, Arizona turquoise stones with their characteristic peircing blue color, one larger central stone flanked by two smaller ones, all beautifully hand shaped and all set in old-style “foldover” type silver bezels which are beautifully accentuated by lovely double twisted silver wire surrounds.
The row of stones is further decorated by four round applied-silver raindrops surrounding the central stone. The ring’s face measures 5/8" in height and 1 1/8" in width at its widest point, The ring measures a size 11 on a professional graduated ring sizer and it weighs a very comfortable and wearable 12 grams or 3/8 ounce. It is properly signed “Quaid” in Quaid Shorty’s customary cursive signature on the interior. The ring is in brand-new completely unworn original condition, having recently come directly to us from Quaid Shorty as soon as he finished making it.
For a young artist to be this exceptionally good this quickly is almost unbelievable, but here’s the definitive proof.
This beautifully made and striking ring could be worn by anyone, man or woman, on any occasion, from going down the street to the corner grocery store to dining at the fanciest restaurant, all in the finest of classic Southwestern style.