Celebrating rare and wonderful fine jewellery. Stunning vintage signed Native American Zuni artisan sterling silver ring created by Zeno & Maryann Edaaki. In unusual bypass crossover design with fine band that opens into two tops with geometric inlay of natural multi stones: turquoise, coral, mother of pearl and onyx. There is some limited adjustability with the ring.Hallmarks: ZME, Zuni, NM (tested to guarantee sterling). Size: 9 / Letter: Between R and S (closer to S). Across finger opening: 1.9 cm. Total area on top of finger: 3.0 x 2.3 cm approximately. Inlaid areas: 2.0 x 1.3 cm.
Band width: 0.2 cm. Approximate era for this piece is 1970's and it's in good vintage condition with some signs of general ageing and wear-one turquoise inlay (closest to band) is slightly raised-please see photos. I have cleaned this gently with a silver cloth and water. Presented in organic cotton gift bag, packed in small box for protection. Thank you for looking, more amazing and unique Native American sterling pieces in store now- browse around.
I absolutely adore Native American sterling silver jewellery-not only is it beautifully crafted/designed and unusual, the jewellery also often has a deeper meaning behind it; a respect and celebration of life, nature, animals, deities and the human spirit. My knowledge of Native American jewellery is limited but I do research and thought I'd share a little about what I've learned thus far. Native American sterling jewellery is mostly handcrafted using incredible silversmith skills passed down from generation to generation. The pieces can range from the delicate and intricate to the heavyweight and bold and can often incorporate colourful stones (particularly but not limited to turquoise and coral) and fine decorative carved detailing. Stamps on Native American sterling pieces vary a great deal, (particularly pre-1970's where no stamps is quite common) but they can include Sterling stamp only, Sterling & initial stamp and pictograph symbol/s etc.
There are some great identifying Native American sterling stamps websites that provide some minimal information and images on the artist's stamps/tribal affiliation/genuine & fake stamps etc. But many remain unknown, I do find this disappointing simply because it would be nice to give credit to which artisan has produced such amazing piece/s. I always consider myself very lucky when I can identify an artist as it can lead to finding out more about their history & tribal affiliation.
Native American sterling silver jewellery is highly collectable (particularly signed pieces, older pieces and/or old pawn pieces - originally exchanged for goods & services) and is often in the higher price bracket because of this. Retro Rain Vintage is a small, individually run business that is based in Newcastle, N. I started this store to share my love of rare and whimsical vintage and preloved jewellery, accessories and clothes (my dream is to one day open a physical store as well :).For the past 6 years I have concentrated on discovering vintage sterling silver jewellery as I personally adore it both as a collector and giving it as gifts. I'm always happy to answer queries-just send me a message. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Rings". The seller is "retrorainvintage" and is located in this country: AU. This item can be shipped to Australia, United States, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada.