Zuni Sterling Turquoise Red Coral Onyx Abalone Mop Shell Inlaid Owl Sz 6.75 Ring
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Zuni Sterling Turquoise Red Coral Onyx Abalone Mop Shell Inlaid Owl Sz 6.75 Ring:
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NATIVE AMERICAN ZUNI STERLING, TURQUOISE, RED CORAL, ONYX, ABALONE MOP SHELL INLAID OWL size 6.75 RING
UNRESEARCHED TRIBAL HOPI, ZUNI, NAVAJO (?) PICTOGRAPH HALLMARK"A totem owl helps you open up to latent psychic gifts, such as clairvoyance. The owl looks to the future, never the past. The owl totem guides you to move forward in life and focus only on the present and what lies ahead. Native American Spirit Animals."
Description:Nice larger size vintage Native American Indian tribal Zuni Owl ring featuring exquisitely crafted & highly detailed complex inlaid silver, with turquoise & MOP (mother of pearl) abalone shell, orange / red coral, & black onyx stone. Excellent Minty Vintage Condition ready to wear. Leaving slightly unpolished. Very expertly hand-crafted & unique. Scarcer of the owl patterns to find! As seen in the pics, there appears to be a hallmark for an "M" or a "W" or a Native American pictograph Butterfly image hallmark on the slightly tarnished reverse. Could be a tribal "crossover" Hopi, Zuni, or Navajo...all three did similar work with similar hallmarks. Needs more research. The mark should come out better when it is fully polished. Comes in the as-seen black velvet presentation storage box. Perfect condition to the inlay pieces with no damage what so ever. Inlay edges nice & clean! Very pretty color contrast choices by the artisan. Most unusual & desirable orange/pink coral owl breast. Estimated date of 1950's-1970's. Possibly old pawn.
Ring is size 6.75 -- Owl top measures about 1 1/2" length X 1 1/4" width (inches). Weighs approx. 8.04 grams. Guaranteed tested positive for Sterling Silver. Minty & flawless but slightly unpolished condition. Will leave finishing polishing to new owner if so desired. Some prefer slight age patina. Great as-is!
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