This sterling silver ring is circa 1980s and it fabulously combines traditional channel inlay with an avant garde steampunk style band. I was told the ring was Native American made, which I don't doubt given the use of channel inlay. That is a labor intensive process in which the stone--in this case, manmade opal--is laid in geometric designs between sterling silver borders or channels. Both Zuni and Navajo are known for beautiful channel inlay jewelry. The band is contemporary, and there were many Navajo and other Native American jewelers making modernist jewelry in the 1970s and 1980s, plus it was still not common in those decades for every piece to be signed. Since it is not signed, we can't say for certain that it is Native made. But we do know it is one of the most unique and striking designs you'll find in channel inlay. Perfect for the artsy person--a designer or architect or just someone with an artist's eye. It is a chunky ring, and be aware that if worn on any finger other than the pinky or thumb, you will feel that space of the raised band between your fingers. I love it on the middle finger or even the thumb, which is such a great and unusual look.
The band is a Size 10 to 10.25--it's hard to get an exact reading as it is fairly thick. The round opal inlaid bezel is just under 1/2" in diameter. Weighs 11g. Has some scratching on the sterling silver sides, and the very bottom of the band has thinned some with age.
Fabulous modernist piece for the woman who bucks trends.
This ring can be re-sized for an additional $25, as long as you know your ring size. Please convo with a request, or call (505) 369-6865. You can purchase the Custom Resizing in this listing: https://romaarellano.com/listing/483186448/custom-ring-sizing
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