This gorgeous needle point ring was made by Navajo artist Vincent James Platero and is signed with his hallmark on the back. Normally these ring are Zuni made but the Navajo artist are known to cross over into all different tribe designs.
This ring is made in a wrap design so it curves gently around the finger giving more room for design and comfortable to ware without feeling chunky like a flat design.
The ring has 43 tiny needlepoint stones set in saw tooth bezels. The smaller the stone the harder they are to cut and set. The sterling is light in weight, I believe the artist traded craftsmanship for weight trying to keep the piece affordable, for even in its day a heavy piece with all this work would go for several hundred.
Signed: VJP for Vincent James Platero
Number of stones: 43
Size of setting: 1 3/4" long by 1 1/2" wide
Weight: 8.7 grams