Hello from the Iowa Heartland

I owned a bead store for ten years. My aunt Shoshanna taught me to bead. I taught many classes from simple stringing to bead weaving, loom work, embroidery and pearl knotting. My aunt had a bead store in Atlanta. She traveled across the country doing big powwows. Shoshanna is the name her Indian mom (Edna I believe) gave her … not native that we know of.
I have been purchasing from online auctions for a while. Loved turquoise when I started beading. I recently acquired a ring that is marked and found it is William Singers mark. That is how I stumbled onto your website. Excited I have pieces I need help with!
The ring marked William Singers the design with a cross in the center and faces made with it had me confused! But I finally got it. The three tips top of the cross makes three faces! I believe it’s the trinity! Father, Son and Holy Spirit!
I have started an Etsy shop selling jewelry and other items as my late husband and I had antiques and collectibles in a rented space, now closed.
I use several search engines because they come up with different links. I have Google search of course love the photo search. And use DuckDuckGo and Brave. Also there is Dr Lori appraiser who has a website with lots of information. She says EBay not reliable for pricing as there are people don’t know what they have or don’t care sell way low! Great for a buyer not true to the market prices which are higher!
Well I rambled on! Blessings to all! Happy hunting! Hope the ring images below work?!?
Deb


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Welcome from Wisconsin.
You will find many knowledgeable people on this forum who are very willing to help others.
You ring is very nice.

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Thank you! I was so delighted to find this group! I have a beautiful slave bracelet coming! I can’t wait to see! Will share with other items!

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Welcome to the forum! This is a great place to learn about turquoise and Native American jewellery. You will love it :slight_smile: And your ring is very sweet!

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Thank you! I am so grateful to be here. Looking foreword to learning more and sharing my treasures!

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Welcome, thank you for the introduction. I’m sure God would be glad to wear that ring up in heaven after he got past all the copyright paperwork approval process. It is as Chamekke said, A very sweet ring

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Hello

If you live near Iowa City, they have a shop called Artfacts that sells a nice amount of NA jewelry and a lot of other fun stuff. I always check it out when visiting my daughter.

Thank you! I felt blessed to receive it! And honor the maker for his design. It really connected with me spiritually.

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I am close! Went with friends there last summer first time seeing. There was so much to see I missed the jewelry as friends autistic brother, who was with us, was ready to go. I get lost driving down there! I will go back when I am able to walk better as have been incapacitated with pain walking for months. Praying injection last week gives me relief soon. Thank you, I look forward to getting there again! Maybe they will let me take some pictures when I do go!

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Welcome to Turquoise People! You can learn a lot here. It’s helpful to go back and read old posts, and you can look up things you’re interested in with the search bar above. You have to be really careful when using online search engines to find accurate information about Native American jewelry. Etsy and eBay are full of misinformation. If you read a lot on this site, you will learn where to find good resources.

Nice little chip inlay ring!

Thank you! I have been checking out the site and enjoying seeing the beautiful pieces and learning! I would like to thank everyone for the warm welcome!

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