Sterling silver Quentin ring by Maria Samora (Taos)
Maria Samora was born in 1977 and grew up on the Taos Pueblo in New Mexico. She came to jewelry making as a young adult after taking some classes at the University of New Mexico in Taos. But it was not until she received a scholarship to study with renowned jeweler Phil Poirier that she decided to pursue jewelry making as a career. She spent 10 years apprenticing with Poirier while working full time as a waitress to learn and perfect her techniques and develop her unique style, which continues to evolve. She is profiled in the book Masters of Contemporary Indian Jewelry.
measurements: band width is 13/16" wide
ring size: 8.5 (semi adjustable with space in band)