Estate jewelry piece:
Presented here is a vintage Native American, Navajo in Zuni style Peti Point Turquoise and sterling silver ring signed by the Master silversmith Victor Moses Begay. The ring size is 7 1/2.
Provenance: This ring has belonged to the same owner since 1970. The ring was well cared for and is in very good condition.
The face of the sterling silver ring measures 1 1/2 inches in length and 1 inch in width. It is an oval-shape sawtooth bezel set with 18 Peti Point cabochon stones that measure 5 X 3 mm each. There are 4 saw tooth bezel set round "snake eye" stones in the center of the ring, each one measuring 3 1/2 mm.
The back of the ring face has the letters VMB stamped in the tested sterling silver. The letters are the maker hallmark for Victor Moses Begay. The band of the ring begins as a "split" and merges together as a single. This technique is a Begay family design that is derived from the early years of jewelry making when they worked with the White Hogan artists.
Victor Moses Begay made jewelry from 1950 to the end of the 1980s. During that time he mastered lapidary skills and silversmith arts. As an artist and designer, he worked in many of the various Native American tribal styles. The ring offered here was made in 1970, during his journey through the techniques and Peti Point style of the Zuni tribe. He is considered a master silversmith with works in collections all over the world.
This beautiful ring will be sent to you in a black velvet ring box for keeping.
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Signed Victor Moses Begay sterling silver and Turquoise Peti Point ring
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