Item #901W- Handmade Vintage 20's-30's Zuni Turquoise Sunburst Inlay Silver Ring sz 12

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Item #901W- Handmade Vintage 20's-30's Zuni Turquoise Sunburst Inlay Silver Ring sz 12

289.95
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WOW! Here’s one for the avid collector. Rare vintage 20’s-30’s Zuni turquoise sunburst inlay ring. The artist has handmade the ring band from a strip of ingot silver hammering it into shape and soldering the ends of the band together across the bottom of the band. The artist then formed the rectangular silver bezel attaching it to the band and for some reason ran a stick of silver along the outside of the bezel obviously to fill a void and balance the setting. He’s then mounted the oval cut and polished blue turquoise nugget with black matrix in center. The artist continues to apply flush inlaid pieces of blue turquoise around the center nugget in a silver channel design to resemble a sun with sun rays.

The ring face measures 3/4” by 5/8” across and weighs 12.8 grams. It’s a size 12 and unsigned sterling silver. I have referenced the ring to one very similar in Paula Baxter’s book “Southwest Silver Jewelry pg 117” which she displays the similar ring as a late 20’s early 30’s piece. I probably should keep it and if it doesn’t sell soon, I will add it to my personal collection. Great example of early Zuni craftsmanship! $289.95