This listing is for a vintage Navajo ring made of sterling silver and multiple inlaid stones. This is a very old handcrafted saddle ring. It is in very good vintage condition with an evenly aged patina throughout the silver.
The face consists of a raised setting with multiple stones laid in a cobblestone fashion within in it. The center stone is a deep red Mediterranean coral in mint condition. On each side of the coral are gold-lip mother of pearl stones, also in mint condition. One has a natural inclusion deep within the stone that reflects light, but the stone is smooth to the touch. Please dont mistake this for damage as it is just part of the shell.
Moving along to the outer edges you will see black onyx stones. Interestingly, one of the onyx stones is flush with the setting. It is the only stone like this, and Im not sure whether it was made like this or modified. More than likely this particular stone was chipped or broken many years ago, and was then shaved down flush with the setting and polished.
This added character to the ring is quite unique and only adds to its appeal. Lastly, on each end of the inlay section, is turquoise with bright blue color and slight veins of matrix.
All of the stone inlays are in great condition and very secure within the setting. The design was finished with deep hand stampings to the North and South ends of the ring face and continuing all the way around the inlay portion. The ring is made from heavy gauge sterling silver and the wide band is in perfect round shape with absolutely no give. It is a strong and solid ring. 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 vintage Native American jewelry collection.... Or the perfect piece to start one!! This style ring with all of the added character is very hard to find at this price point!! Dont miss out on this opportunity to be its new owner!
Face of ring measures - 1-7/16 long. Entire stone area including setting measures - 1 tall by 1-5/8 wide.
Center coral stone measures - 13/16 long by 1/8 wide, moving outwards on each side of the coral stone, each stone after slowly tapers down in height and widens in width. Mother of pearl stones measure - 3/4 tall by 1/8 wide.
Black onyx stones measure - 5/8 tall by 3/16 wide. Turquoise stones measure - 3/8 tall by 5/16 wide. The shank at the back center measures - 3/8 wide. Signed by Artist - YES, not legible due the silver wearing down.
Stamped Sterling - NO, tested and verified. Mid to Later Mid-Century, early 1960s - late 1970s. Condition - Preowned, in good vintage condition with original stones and 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 "HUGE OLD Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Multi Stone Inlay Saddle Ring" is in sale since Thursday, June 11, 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.