This marvelous handmade sterling silver and turquoise ring was created by Navajo silversmith, Delbert Gordon. Delbert Gordon was born in Fort Defiance, Arizona in 1955 and he is one of best Navajo artists around. He makes wonderful pieces of Navajo art. He specializes in old pawn style jewelry with beautiful hand stamped designs and natural stones.
This heavy sterling silver ring has a natural Kingman Birdseye stone set in a deep gallery bezel surrounded with twisted silver rope. The silver-work on this ring is simply outstanding! Kingman Birdseye is one of my favorite turquoise because of its incredible color and wonderful webbed matrix.
The ring measures 1-1/8 inch wide at the front, narrowing to a bit over 3/8-inch at the back and weighs a hefty 34 grams. It is extremely comfortable to wear and the wide band prevents the ring from turning around on your finger. The back is stamped sterling and has Delbert's unique hallmark. Authenticity card and gift box included. Size 11
Delbert Gordon is a self-taught silversmith and goldsmith. He has been a teacher of other silversmiths, including his nephew Derrick Gordon.