Item #797E- Vintage Navajo 3 Stone Turquoise Ring Maisels sz.5 3/4

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Item #797E- Vintage Navajo 3 Stone Turquoise Ring Maisels sz.5 3/4

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Beautiful solid vintage Navajo three (3) stone turquoise cast silver ring. The silversmith uses a cast silver band mounting three (3) oval cut and polished blue turquoise stones across the recessed face. Each stone is set into scallop cut bezels and separated with two (2) silver raindrops between the stones. The silversmith adds two (2) silver buttons at both ends of the recessed and oxidized face of the ring. The casting included decorative designs above and below the stones and the artist adds line stamping above and below the center stone. Very nice and solid ring!

The ring face measures 1/2" wide and 1 1/8" across from the outside of the first stone to the outside of the last stone. It weighs 6.3 grams and is a size 5 3/4. The artist has hallmarked it with the Maisel's Kachina - STERLING. The ring is from the old Maisel's Indian Trading Post. We picked it up from a collector and doesn't show any signs of previous wear although most likely purchase prior to 1980.  $54.95

Established by Morris and Syma Maisel in 1939 to cater to the new U.S. Route 66 tourist trade, this Pueblo Revival building was designed by architect John Gaw Meem. The building features murals designed by Olive Rush. Various murals depicting Indian life were painted by ten Pueblo and Navajo artists such as Narcisco Abeyta, Harrison Begay, and Awa Tsireh. The trading post employed hundreds of native craftspeople in its heyday. It closed upon its founder's death, only to be reopened in the 1980s by Morris' grandson, Skip. It continues to trade as Skip Maisel's Indian Jewelry and Crafts. (Wikipedia)