This heavy Native American repousse/stamped Sterling silver ring was hand made by Navajo artist Darryl Becenti. The ring is set with a natural Sleeping Beauty turquoise stone, which is a perfect sky-blue color with no matrix. Then the ring is completely covered with deep stamp-work and applied fancy repousse and silver bead work. This ring works well for either a man or a woman.
The ring measures a bit over 1-inch wide at the front and narrows to 1/8-inch wide at the back. The ring weighs 16.8 grams and is a very comfortable ring to wear. Because of the wide band, the ring stays put on your finger (no twisting or turning). I love it! Size 7-1/2.
Brand new in perfect condition. It is stamped sterling and has Darryl Becenti's hallmark. Gift box & Certificate of Authenticity included.
Darryl Becenti was born in 1957 in Gallup. New Mexico. He was taught silver work by his brothers-in-law, David & Leroy Reeves in 1980 and he is the brother-in-law to the famous Sunshine Reeves, Gary Reeves, David Reeves, Andy Cadman, and Darrell Cadman Clan. Darrell makes his own stamps and dyes, and heavily employs magnificent stars, fans, scallops, shells, and elaborate appliques in all of his jewelry. His jewelry is highly prized for it's deep hand-stamped Navajo designs, repousse silver work, and thick gauges of silver.