Vintage sterling silver Navajo made ring with exceptional details throughout the substantial setting. The malachite gemstone is an oval shape and the perfect lines in the stone make the already long length seem even longer and it somehow makes the proportions of the entire ring spot on. The stone sits just a bit askew to show off the detailed leaf and stem best. The top of the silver setting is saw-tooth which holds the stone in place, the second tier is a bit wider and features rope work it sits directly on a flat bottom. In many rings that flat base would be what connects the band...not on this one, it’s just the beginning. The large leaf extends from the top of the band over the top of a small section of the second tier, the fat end of the stem is equal in height to the top of the saw-tooth and the opposite end extends beyond the stone and ends forming two small flowers. Opposite those two small flowers is the main larger flower that is well defined; all sits on the base of the setting where the band is attached. Quite hefty at 11.22 grams.
Marks: NONE. Tested positive for at least sterling silver 925. This is one of those pieces of art that is above the skill of most and you have to wonder why the person who made it did not sign it? The fact that it has no purity mark as well makes me wonder if it was created in a Silversmith's home... working on off hours to make additional income and may not have been able to have their name attached to any out of the shop work?
Measurements; 32.06mm / 1.26” long | 16.56mm / .65” wide | 13.30mm / .52” high.
Ring size: 7 US.
Weight: 11.22 grams.
Condition: Excellent vintage condition with the usual surface wear, bit of tarnish that can be removed if desired.