This sterling silver and turquoise ring is GORGEOUS, with that natural Pilot Mountain stone the center of attention. It was made by Navajo master silversmith Ernest Roy Begay. From a website about the artist: "Navajo artist Ernest R. Begay Sr. was born and raised in Kayenta Chilchinbeto, AZ in 1956. In 1975-76, Ernest took a silversmithing class at Monument Valley High School. Ernest entered some unusual pieces into the Navajo Nation Fair and the Gallup Intertribal Indian Ceremonial, where he received many awards and ribbons. He is known for his coral and turquoise cluster work on heavy gauge silver with deep custom-designed stamp work." Begay is now represented in museums, and his awards are national. The silverwork on this piece, while not as intricate as some of the artist's cuffs that I have sold, is high quality and while it has a traditional look, you just can see the craftsmanship in those borders and even the particular textures that he chose to frame this superior turquoise stone. The back carries the artist's hallmark and a STERLING stamp. This ring is equally suited for male or female, depending on who feels comfortable with that large size on their hand, because the coverage is substantial. The ring has an adjustable shank, and if it needs to be changed more than a size of where it is naturally, I will have my silversmith do that adjustment before I send it.
The ring face measures just over 2" long by 1-5/8" wide. The adjustable shank is presently Size 10 but can easily be taken up or down a size. Anything more than that, again, I'd want my silversmith to adjust before I send. Weighs a whopping 36g, which is the weight of many a cuff bracelet. In excellent condition.
A stunning heirloom piece!
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