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Vintage Signed Hopi 14k Gold Overlay Turtle Sterling Silver Ring Hallmarked 9.75 For Sale
Vintage Signed Hopi Gold Overlay Turtle Sterling Silver Ring 9.75
This is an exquisite piece. My father has been dealing in NA jewelry for 20 years and believes this might have been a commission piece. I can tell you one thing -- It is the finest ring that has passed through my inventory.
The Hopisilver work on this piece is beyond expert. The 14K Gold overlay turtle is perfectly symmetrical, set on a very fine textured backing which brings out the yellow gold. It fits very nicely and feels very comfortable on my hand. It is marked with a detailed hallmark, a turtle with feet and a snowflake or flower on its back. Also marked Sterling and 14K.
This ring weighs 19 grams. The face is 15/16" tall. The rectangle that contains the turtle measures 18mm x 10mm. Because of its design with so much flat silver, it of course has some surface wear, but it is light. It has been taken care of by its previous owners, likely because of what they must have paid for it. There is one small, unremarkable ding on one side of the ring where the side tapers down to the shank. It's really nothing to worry about. Very surface level and maybe 1mmx 2mm. You'll notice in the last picture especially some tarnish or something, it's just from fingerprints during handling and not on the ring in any major way as the pictures suggest.
I'm desperate, for my own edification, to know the designer. Please, if you recognize the hallmark, kindly inform me. I wont be able to edit the title so it wont affect the offer, but I like to learn these things.
I have so much vintage sterling jewelry, would you please take some home with you?
I scour Denver for new picks several times a week... tons of sterling and some gold, sales starting at $5! Win all the sterling you like and pay only $2 shipping!
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Customer Service: I value people first and take customer service very seriously. I'm pretty easy going, and if you have a special request, chances are I'll hear you out. I also hate to ever think someone is disappointed with something they buy from me. Please write to me with any questions or concerns both before and after purchase. This isn't about " response" -- karma is the real response!
Domestic Shipping: Iwill pack your item and ship it toyouwithin a business day of payment.Iam patient if you wish to wait for sales to end.I may invoice youwhen Inotice you've won more then 2 items, so just let me know if you have your eye on something else. $2 flat-rate shipping applies only to sterling, and to US addresses. If you want to pay ASAP on multiple items and are charged more than that, shoot me a message and I can refund the difference (often I do this on my own, but it never hurts to give me a heads up.)
International Shipping: I have most of Asia listed as priority mail (faster, more expensive), but if you want to make a special request for first class, ask me. Items that go over $50 or weigh more than 4lbs will be shipped via USPS PriorityMail International (So maybe higher than listed!) Items that go over $200 may be shipped express -- If this is thecasewe should talk. I am an experienced international shipper and know how to handle customs so as to minimize your hassle and cost. Please contact me with any special requests.. I'm not afraid to ship abroad =)
About Thumb Out: I left my office in Chicago in 2011 for Hawai'i. Ihad a3 month itinerary and my job was waiting for me upon my return. Six weeks in, I called my boss and told him to fill my position.I didn't know it then, but I would end up staying on the Big Island for a full year.I discovered there is vitality in my life if I accept what comes my way, trust my gut, and accept redirection every time it presents itself. I got around the island with my thumb, going on one adventure after another, sometimes by invitation from my ride.
And that's where the "ThumbOut" name comes from. I've been demoralized when waiting for over and hour for someone to pick me up, sometimes with the sun only a few inches from disappearing behind the ocean. But I also learned that even if you're barely visible from the road as you run toward it: keep your thumb out. More than once I had a car go in reverse to get me, my backpack throwing me back-and-forth asI ran, waving my thumb at their rearview mirrors. Every single moment is an opportunity and putting my desires "out to the universe" has taken my life in wonderful directions. I admit, letting go of control was not easy and I'm not done learning.
In April of 2012 I came back to my homestate of Colorado to apprentice with my father, who has been a dealer of all things vintage for 20 years (His name is colohotspring) He has taught me the skills and knowledge to equip me to head into the world and chase down my dreams.
My Dream: My dream is to be financiallyindependent and spiritually untethered. Living on the road makessaying "yes"second nature. I wish to make my way without settling down; to travel and make a living without compromise.I look to live without walls and get my produce from a market; where I can let the ocean water dry on my skin after a morning swim. Once I have a responsible balance in my bank account, I'm headed to Asia,where Iwilltry, fail, learn and try againto be successful at internationaltrade. Do you have any experience with import/export, or any have travel stories you'd like to share?? Shoot me a message!
Thank you: I've had this little story about myself and my dreams on my items for the past year. In that time I've heard from many wonderful travelers, both of the world and the spirit. Your encouragement has kept me optimistic in times of doubt. Thank you, carry on, and keep your thumb out!
On May-04-13 at 09:45:39 PDT, seller added the following information:
Attention! The artist of this piece is Mitchell Sockyma
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Vintage Signed Hopi 14k Gold Overlay Turtle Sterling Silver Ring Hallmarked 9.75: $136