This ring was made in the 1970s by a group of young artisans that called their company, Bitter Creek. The ring is signed with their logo which was a burning candle. Although it is not Indian made we carried quite a bit of their jewelry in our stores at the foot of Pikes Peak in Manitou Springs Colorado, and it was quite popular. This company strictly made inlay and channel inlay pieces. They were quite good at what they did and the craftsmanship in this ring is excellent; with clean lines and a contemporary style.
This particular ring is inlaid with Cripple Creek turquoise ( Cripple Creek Colorado was just a 30 minute drive from their shop) and mother of pearl.
Stones/Shell: Cripple Creek Turquoise and Mother of Pearl
Setting Size: 1 ¼ long by 3/8 wide
Ring Size: 7
Weight: 5.7 grams