Age Circa : Antique Vintage C. Country of Origin : United States, Zuni Nation. Gram Weight : 18.3 Grams.Main Stone Measurements/Color : The stone is a 0.7 " long by approximately 0.2 " wide. It is a bright turquoise with green striations. Accent Stone : Mother of Pearl, Onyx, Spiny Oyster. Accent Stone Measurements/Color : The MOP inlays are approximately 0.7" long by 0.2" wide. And are slightly faded but still iridescent.
The Onyx inlays are 0.5" in length by 0.2" in width. They are a medium black color. The Spiny oyster is 0.1" long by 0.3" wide and is peach at the bottom and fades to a white at the top. Stone Treatment : The stone appears to be untreated, but we are not certified Gemologists and cannot be sure. Sizable by your local jeweler : Yes.Item Measurements : The face of the ring is 1.0" long by approximately 0.9" wide. It measures 0.3 at the thickest point. Notable Features : This antique ring was handmade by a talented Zuni Silversmith in the 1960s. It is quite unique in that it features Ancient Greek and Egyptian Symbology.
The large scarab on top was created using Stone inlay, and features Turquoise, Mother of Pearl, Onyx, and Spiny Oyster in a graduated striped pattern. These gems are set in a square tooth bezel, and from there the spread wings of Pegasus appears to hold up the Scarab. This divine stallion is faded from wear, giving the piece an antique feel.The bottom port of the band has a break. This can either be worn as is, as it does not pinch the skin, or it could be repaired by your local jeweler. The price has been reduced to reflect this. Zuni Jewelry is very distinct and different from other Native American Tribes. Zuni jewelry features gorgeous stone work coupled with inlay designs, Petit Point, and Needle Point. This combined with exceptional Silver work has made the Zuni Tribe one of the best known Silversmith tribes in the world.
The Zuni Nation is well known for their stone inlay work. In the earlier years of these creations, they focused on Religious Motifs out of materials that were readily available. That inspiration spread to animals and nature when more people outside of their tribe began collecting their work. Their modern work is well known for its bold stone colors; often turquoise and coral are used.
It is rare for their pieces to be signed, as the Zuni People believe artwork belongs to the entire community. Mother of Pearl is a beautiful type of Mollusk shell lining that is used in jewelry. It has been prized for thousands of years for its Iridescent beauty and they way it lights up jewelry.
Onyx is a chalcedony quartz that is mined in Brazil, India, California and Uruguay. It has a fine texture and black color; however, some onyx also displays white bands or ribbons against a black or brown background and this variety is known as sardonyx. The name comes from the Greek word onyx which means nail of a finger or claw. Legend says that one day while Venus was sleeping Eros/Cupid cut her fingernails and left the clippings scattered on the ground.
Because no part of a heavenly body can die, the gods turned them into stone which later became known as onyx. Spiny Oyster is a beautiful natural stone that has a gorgeous lighter red hue to pink hue and is often substituted for natural coral in Native American jewelry. PLEASE WAIT FOR AN UPDATED INVOICE BEFORE PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS. Thank you for your cooperation.
The item "Antique Vintage Zuni Pawn Sterling Silver Greek Egyptian Mens Inlay Ring Sz 9.75" is in sale since Sunday, October 29, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Rings". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.