Offering a stunning, vintage 1920 - 1930, sterling silver, Southwest Native American made ring.
I was told by a jeweler that the level of this silver work is certainly Navajo, but since the ring is unmarked, from the age when they weren't marking their jewelry, I cannot say that for a fact.
The ring measures 1 1/2" from top to bottom, and features a silver black, elongated oval of polished hematite stone, mounted in the most glorious silverwork.
The silver work setting features a squash blossom flower, and a long leaf, accented with curls of silver. The ring has a split shank on each side to balance the large setting.
The silver is unmarked and unstamped but has been tested as high 925 sterling.
The asymmetrical silver work is from the hand of a master, and the hematite has wonderful sheen.