Zuni Gillerimo Bernice G.b. Natachu Sterling 925 Rainbow Man Spirit Dancer Ring
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Zuni Gillerimo Bernice G.b. Natachu Sterling 925 Rainbow Man Spirit Dancer Ring :
For sale is my used G.B. Natachu Rainbow Man ring. I am not a jewelry expert or professional. This is just a personal item I own. However, I was able to gather the below info from a similar listing. I brought the ring to a local jeweler who measured it at 5.5 size:Fine and detailed collectable ring created by a very talented husband and wife team, Guillermo (Yelmo) and Bernice (Betty) Natachu from the Zuni nation. The Natachu’s started making jewelry in the 1950’s, but at first did not sign their jewelry, since this ring is signed, and compared with pieces from this time period, the most accurate date of creation is the 1960’s -1980’s. There are many books which feature the Natachu’s intricate work;Zuni Jewelryby Theda and Michael Bassman, andKnifewing and Rainbow Man in Zuni Jewelryby Toshio Sei.
This wonderful ring depicts the Zuni Rainbow Man or Rainbow God made of colorful red coral, turquoise, jet, and mother-of-pearl set in a mosaic inlay perfectly smooth and refined…purely exquisite!!!! If you notice some of the inlay is not only straight-lined it is also curved; these inlays are bezel set with and adorned with sterling silver costume raindrops and mask scrolls.
Zuni Inlay jewelry is highly sought after and valuable. As years went by The Zuni Indians perfected their silver work and started making world class inlaid turquoise jewelry. Today Zuni Inlay Jewelry is some of the most popular silver jewelry worldwide. This amazing ring will surely be a wonderful addition to your collection while increasing in value! Be the proud owner of this wonderful Native American treasure.
Even though this ring is not marked .925 or sterling which is common for vintage Native American pieces.Overall, the ring is in good shape but does show some signs of normal wear from use, age, etc.As this is a used, vintage item, it is "sold as seen" and I cannot provide any guarantee or warranty, etc.Shipping only available in the US.Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Thank you.