This all-sterling silver band is not large yet it is one of those vintage pieces that stands out as being unique. The ring's form is a square-ish signet style, the type that usually hold an insignia on the top. In this case, the icon on the surface is the equal-armed cross, and we see that symbol both in the larger imagery that rises slightly above the foundation but also the cross that is incised in the center of the larger cross. This equal-armed cross symbol is called different things in different cultures--a Crusader Cross, for example. In Navajo culture, this is considered a "Spider Woman Cross," and it appears in weavings of baskets and rugs especially. Having a piece of jewelry such as this ring bearing the symbol--that is an uncommon find, indeed! There are several marks on the interior, although I've not been able to identify the maker. One of the stamps is presumably the STERLING stamp.
The ring's band is slightly misshapen from wear, and so it sits at about 7.25 to 7.5 on the sizer, but it fits more like a Size 7.75 to 8 on the finger. The ring face measures about 5/8"square. Weighs 11g. Some scratches in the silver but otherwise in good condition.
Rare symbolism in a Southwestern ring.
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