Here is a whimsical Native American Zuni handcrafted Sterling Silver Inlaid Goofy Character ring. Goofy measures 2 inches long and is inlaid with Gold Lip Mother of Pearl, Pink shell, Turquoise, Melon Shell, Black Jet & Coral. The ring weighs 8 grams and is a size 6.
Brand new and in perfect condition. Gift box and Certificate of Authenticity included with your purchase. The ring is stamped Sterling but it is not hallmarked by the artist. However, I guarantee that it was purchased from Andrea directly and was made by her.
Andrea Lonjose Shirley lives in Zuni, New Mexico and is known for her character pieces. Her work can be found on display in fine public and private collections throughout the southwest and it is often seen in Zuni jewelry collecting guides.
Veronica Poblano as well as Mary Ann Poncho were some of the first Zuni artists to use these figures in their jewelry in the 1970's. They both gained a following and a reputation for the popular little figures. Andrea Lonjose Shirley is best known for her use of the these characters today. As far as I know, they were not authorized by Disney .. In fact, I read that in the 1970's, the Zuni tribe was issued an injunction by Disney for them to cease all production of this line of Mickey Mouse Jewelry.. I don't know what became of that injunction, because they are producing the jewelry today..