Created in his signature style, this beautiful ring by Navajo silversmith Bennie Ration comprises sterling silver and turquoise in the form of a maiden, or Kachina. The body of the piece is set with a tear drop blue turquoise stone in a simple sterling silver bezel, which contains portions of brown matrix. It is bordered at the base by a sterling silver rope pattern, followed by a sterling silver band stamped with fine lines and scallop designs and appliqued with two rows of sterling silver dots. Protruding from the top of the body is a sterling silver maiden’s head, featuring deeply grooved rectangular eyes and a round, appliqued mouth. The forehead is stamped with vertical lines, representing hair, and the head bordered on each side by a sterling silver bun, also stamped with fine lines. Stone and silverwork are set on a split sterling silver shank that merges 1/4 of the way toward the back. 1 3/4″ long x 1″ wide. Fits ring size 7 1/2.