What a stunning artist signed Navajo ring of Royston turquoise and sterling. The base of the ring appears to have been sand cast and then joined to the sawtooth bezel piece set with a large Royston turquoise stone. The stone is adorned with raindrops , and that theme is also on the shank and bottom of ring's band. The interior of the band is stamped with sun rays and marked sterling and signed with a B for either Billy Slim or Benjamin Piaso, both of whom are Navajo and both of whom use this mark. The band was joined to the top after being cast and stamped. The ring weighs 38.7 grams on my jewelry scale and is a size 10 and 1/2 on my mandrel. The artistry of the band is amazing, highly sandcast crafted, hand made and hand stamped. The turquoise is a slightly greenish blue with a beautiful rusty brown matrix with slight flecks of gold. The stone measures N to S 1 and 1/4" and E to W 1 and 1/8" The total surface of the ring is 1 and 5/8" by 1 and 1/2". The stone is in immaculate condition with no chips or cracks. Anything that may appear to be that in any of the photos is simply a reflection of light. It is a wonderful ring both for the artistry of the band as well as the beautiful Royston turquoise stone. It can be worn by ether a man or a woman; I like it on the middle finger and have shown it that way in the last photo, though it is too large a ring for me. Because of the design on the band, it can not be made larger or smaller. If it fits you, you will be proud to wear it and add it to your vintage Native American jewelry collection.
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