This Native American sterling silver and Spiny Oyster ring was handmade by Navajo silversmith, Derrick Gordon. The ring features a large natural piece of orange Spiny Oyster, polished smooth and set in a fancy bezel raised above the surface of the ring. Applied silver work adorns the sides of the ring. The smooth back (inside) of the ring curves to provide a comfortable fit around your finger.
The front of the ring measures 1 inch tall and the ring weighs 14.8 grams. The back is stamped sterling and has Derrick's hallmark. Certificate of Authenticity included and gift box included. Size 12-3/4.
There is a tiny dark spot on the shell, that is natural to the shell and you can see it in the pictures. I don't think it detracts from the ring, but the ring was on sale when I bought it, so I will pass the savings on to you!
Navajo silversmith Derrick Gordon specializes in old pawn style jewelry with beautiful hand stamped designs and natural turquoise stones. He is considered an expert in old style jewelry and makes all his own stamps. He learned silver-smithing from his uncle Delbert Gordon.