This listing is for a vintage Zuni Native American ring made of sterling silver and turquoise. This is a very rare and unique piece as you can see from the photos. The face of the ring is round in shape and made of solid sterling silver.Several petite point turquoise stones along with one center snake eye stone cover the entire surface taking on a gorgeous sunburst design. Classic silver ropes compliment the circular rows of stones while silver droplets rest between each petite point stone. Each stone resides in a finely etched sawtooth bezel. All of the stones are original and in great condition with the exception of 2 stones with hairline cracks. These particular stones are still very secure in their settings like the rest.
They have beautiful colors ranging from light sky blue to dark hunter green, with a few of the stones having natural matrixes. What makes this ring so unique is the band. The band is not your typical center mount.
Its made to wear just like any other ring except instead of it laying over the middle of your finger, it rests in between two fingers. The band is very wide and the reason for this is to help hold the ring face in place.
I have the ring on my pinky finger in the last photos and you can see how the ring face lays perfectly centered over my two fingers. Its a very comfortable piece considering its design and the width of the band truly helps to hold the ring face in place.
Ive never seen a Zuni made ring like this however, Im never surprised when I come across something new and different. Native Americans were always trying out different methods and techniques when making jewelry. Perhaps this wasnt their most popular on demand style, therefore not many were made...This will make a great addition to any collection of fine Native American jewelry and a MUST HAVE for any avid collector.... Not only is it a great conversation piece but its a great piece to wear too!
Its very current and would be perfect with todays bohemian trends! Cherish and enjoy this tangible asset for now..... And hand it down to your loved ones in the future. Weight - 13.5 Grams.Ring Face Measures - 1-1/4 from side to side/ in diameter. Total Number of Stones - 41 stones; 40 petite point, and 1 snake eye. Petite Point Stones Measure - 1/4 long on the outer row and 3/16 long on the inner row. Snake Eye Stone Measures - 1/16 in diameter. Band Measures - 3/8 wide. Signed by Artist - NO. Stamped Sterling - NO, tested and verified. Condition - Preowned, in very good vintage condition with original stones and patina, ready to wear or display, 2 of the stones have slight inclusions that do not affect the ring or its wearability.
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.
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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 "Rare Vintage Zuni Native American Sterling Silver Turquoise Cluster Ring UNIQUE" is in sale since Monday, April 6, 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, 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, Costa rica, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.