Super unique, old sterling silver Zuni inlay ring from the 1940's. This ring was made at the end of the Pueblo Deco period and has elements of that classic Deco style. The stones are jet and turquoise and the spacers between the stones are not sterling, as traditionally used, but some type of fibrous material. Which means it was likely made during the depression or WWII, when materials were more scarce. Because of this channel material, I would suggest the new owner take care in not getting the ring wet as it may cause the spacers to breakdown and the stones to become loose. Excellent example of earlier Zuni craftsmanship and would be a great addition to a collection!
Condition: This ring is new old stock from a closed gift shop. Does show some signs of age such as natural patina and light wear from storage. There are also imperfections such as chipped stones and visible glue that appear to have been there since construction of the piece. Personal preferences vary greatly for the amount of patina on vintage jewelry, therefore I tend to sell jewelry "as found" and leave polishing up to the new owner.
Size: The band size is 10. The setting is 1 1/8" long and 3/4" wide.
Hallmark: none, tests as sterling silver.