Vintage Owl Inlay Turquoise Sterling Silver Ring Size 5
Offering a cool, vintage sterling silver owl figural ring with inlaid turquoise, onyx and mother of pearl. Most likely a hand wrought Zuni inlay piece from the design and craftsmanship, this is a solid, well made ring. Sure to be a conversation piece and a unique vintage treasure.
MATERIAL Sterling silver
GEMSTONE Turquoise, Onyx, Mother of Pearl
SIZE Ring is a size 5 on the mandrel. The owl measures 1 inch tall by 0.625 inch wide and it is 2.5 mm thick. The thicker band measures 4.5 mm up to 5 mm wide at the split shank. Weighs 5.2 grams.
MARKS Unmarked but tests as sterling silver with jeweler’s acid and a test stone. Many beautiful, well made pieces of Native American jewelry were unmarked prior to the 1970s.
AGE circa 1960s
SYMBOLISM or HISTORY Owls are symbols for wisdom and knowledge. Being night creatures, they are thought to have access to secrets, covert information and knowledge of the occult. The little owl is a companion to Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom in Greek myth. It is a symbol of the feminine and associated with the moon as well.
CONDITION Softened patina on the silver. No chips or cracks noted in the inlaid gemstones using loupe magnification. The last photo is taken outdoors in natural light with no filter. Excellent, vintage condition.
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