This listing is for a vintage handcrafted Navajo ring, made of sterling silver and turquoise. This vintage Navajo ring is a gorgeous example of flush inlay work using silver channels. The ring face has a geometric shape and is bordered by a straight edge bezel. The large open bezel is filled with long rectangular inlays of turquoise separated by wafer thin silver channels.
The stones and channels running between them are perfectly flush and smooth to the touch as they sit slightly raised in the bezel. Of the 13 inlays used, 11 feature a light blue color hue with subtle white cloud-like matrixes, while the remaining 2 feature a light green shade along with dark orange to tan matrixes. All 13 stones are in perfect condition with no cracks. Truly a great statement piece in mint condition. The back of the ring carries a very thick and sturdy triple shank band.
The triple shank is fused together and splits apart on each side as it nears the back of the face. Deep hand stampings were added to the center shank adding just a touch more detail.
The center shank is also stamped with the Artists signature and a sterling stamp on the inner side. The band is in perfect round wearable shape, with no give....
A very well made solid piece. This ring is waiting to be cherished and enjoyed for now.... And of course handed down to loved ones in the future. A lovely addition to any collection of fine Native American jewelry.... Or the perfect piece to start one!
Weight - 15.5 Grams. Face of ring measures - 1-3/16 Tall by 1-1/16 Wide (both measurements taken at the center of the ring face), the bezel is 1/8 tall with the inlays sitting another 1/16 high, so the ring face has a depth/height of 3/16. Middle largest inlay measures - 1-3/16 Long by 6mm wide. Band measures - 3/8 wide at bottom and gradually and widens as it splits apart too 3/4 wide. Signed by Artist - YES, signed by Navajo Artist, Philbert Secatero.Stamped Sterling - YES, tested and verified. Condition - Preowned, in excellent vintage condition with original stone inlays and naturally aged patina, ready to wear or display. I treat every item as if it were my own. Extra bubble wrap and packing materials are used to ensure a safe arrival to its new owner. Please see all 12 photos!! Enlarge them and study them. Ask any questions you may have. Im always here to help and I respond quickly and nicely. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN JEWELRY! The item "Large Vintage Navajo Native American Sterling Silver Turquoise Inlay Ring" is in sale since Friday, November 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Rings". The seller is "native-obsession" and is located in Atkinson, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.