FRANK DISHTA was the creator of the dot style inlay, which now is crafted by his sons and grandchildren. His jewelry making career began in 1924, and he quickly became a master of channel inlay technique, developing a style of his own. He was born on the Zuni Pueblo and exposed, early on, to great inlay artists. Frank did not sign his pieces, but his son Virgil and all other descendants who now use his designs hallmark their jewelry. The stones in this set are in exceptional, mint-vintage condition. The Sterling silver has a dark patina that has been kept as-is. The set includes a squash blossom naja bead necklace, a bracelet cuff style, a ring, and clip earrings. Necklace: The main naja pendant was beautifully inlaid with various colors of turquoise, and adorned with twisted wire and silver beads all around. It measures 2 1/2″ in height by 2 1/8″ in width. Six 1 1/4 tall by 3/4 wide blossoms embellish the hand-crafted bead necklace on each side of the naja. The 1/4 beads are uniform. Beads are strung in the original foxtail chain and the piece is just over 26 1/2 long from hook to eye. This necklace weighs approximately 117.5 grams. Bracelet: This cuff was inlaid and adorned in the same fashion as the necklace. It weighs about 39 grams, it’s 1 13/16″ wide, and measures 5 3/8″, with a 1 3/16 gap. The inlaid cluster sits on a 3-tine rolled silver shank. The bracelet has a lighter patina on the shank. Ring: This ring was crafted just like the other pieces. It appears to be a size 6, but one end of the shank has to be cold-soldered for a more precise measurement. This ring is 1 5/8 long, and almost a full-finger style. Blossom clip earrings: These pieces weigh about 5 grams each, and are roughly 1 3/16″ tall by almost 3/4″ wide. Clips are in good working condition. Thank you for supporting authentic Native American art. Additional notes: Gorgeous collectible set in superb condition. A must-have to any serious collector of Zuni jewelry. All measurements are approximations. Please measure your wrist, decolletage, finger, and waist, or use an old bracelet, necklace, bolo tie, belt, and so on, to determine your size. All items in our store are preowned, and in vintage-used condition. Minor wear and tear, and light surface scratches should be expected. Please allow for some variation in color. We attempt to capture the actual color of the stones/shells to the best of our ability, but cameras, lighting, and monitors may not portray the exact color. When the color in the photos is significantly different from the original, we will add that information to the listings. Items have a fixed price, however, we will consider all reasonable offers. Our items are packed securely and under surveillance cameras. Feedback will be left either after we receive a feedback, or upon request, and after the 14 or 30-day return time-frame. You are not required to leave a feedback to receive one; just send us a request. Thank you for visiting our store. The item “RARE Native American FRANK DISHTA Turquoise Silver Squash Cuff Ring Earrings Set” is in sale since Sunday, November 24, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Jewelry”. The seller is “goesaround2014″ and is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Handmade: Yes
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Artisan: Frank Dishta
- Provenance: Ownership History Not Available
- Origin: American Southwestern
- Tribal Affiliation: Zuni