4 ANTIQUE Indian Silver & Turquoise NAVAJO Whirling Log Symbol Pinkie BABY RINGS
4 ANTIQUE Indian Silver & Turquoise NAVAJO Whirling Log. BABY or Pinkie Size Rings. Set of four genuine Navajo baby rings, or rings for a very small pinkie finger. All are Indian silver and two have turquoise sets with beautiful matrixes. All of them are very, very old. Three of the four rings feature the Navajo Whirling Log symbol, with the other ring being a traditional turquoise-cab design. The whirling log symbol has different meanings among different tribes, but in Navajo, it stands for that which revolves. It belongs in a folktale of a man (sometimes called Culture Hero) who travels down the San Juan River in a canoe he hollowed out. He runs into whirlpools and other dangers until he comes to the place where the San Juan River meets the Colorado River. Here he meets supernatural Yei people riding on a whirling cross, from which he learns much wisdom that he takes back to his people to make their lives better. These three rings were made before the 1940s (obviously) when the symbol was largely discontinued because of the Nazi atrocities. The smallest size my womens size card has is a 5, which looks very close to these rings, though the ring with the oval set is smaller yet. This ring shows very fine silver wire work around the turquoise, and the others show amazingly delicate stamp work, arrows on the other ring with a turquoise set less than ¼ long, and intricate stamp work on the solid-front ring.
The silver shows patina consistent with its age. These rings have kept in a non-smoking, pet-free home. They will be carefully packed and mailed First Class or First Class International with no charge for packing.
The item "4 ANTIQUE Indian Silver & Turquoise NAVAJO Whirling Log Symbol Pinkie BABY RINGS" is in sale since Saturday, December 03, 2016. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Rings". The seller is "ggoodwin" and is located in Kissimmee, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Jewelry Type: Rings
- Metal: Indian Silver
- Main Stone: Turquoise
- Ring Size: 4 and 5
- Tribal Affiliation: Navajo