This contemporary sterling silver sugilite heart ring comes from Navajo artist Orville Tsinnie. We purchased this ring in person form Orville at his gallery in Shiprock, New Mexico. Heavy four wire shank.
The heart face of the ring measures 3/4 inch long by 7/8 inch wide. Weighs 10.5 grams. Heavy four wire shank. Size 6-1/2.
Brand new and in perfect condition. Gift Box and Certificate of Authenticity included. Hallmarked by and purchased directly from the artist, Orville Tsinnie. The hallmark is difficult to read, but I guarantee Orville made it. There is a mistaken 14K stamp on the back of the ring in addition to the Sterling stamp. But the 14K stamp is an error - the ring is sterling silver only.
Orville Tsinnie is a master Navajo silversmith who has been making jewelry since the 1970s and has won numerous awards, including a Lifetime Achievement award from the Indian Arts and Crafts Association (IACA), an honor that brings well-deserved recognition to this fine American Indian artist. The level of craftsmanship in Orville's work is superior. His designs are flawlessly executed, his soldering technique very clean, and his finishing and polishing meticulous. This careful attention to detail sets Orville's jewelry apart from many others, and reveals the pride he takes in his work.