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Size 6 Sterling Zuni Pueblo dead-pawn chipped-inlay ring with red cardinal design.

$169.00

Description

The Drifter has been holding-on to this for a while.  Kinda hard to let go of a piece of history.  This ring was likely made in the mid-1970's, when chipped-inlay was popular.    And no, it didn't appear this shiny when it was acquired.  The Drifter likes to bring these pieces back to life.  It'll tarnish again if that is the look you like.  Chipped inlay is a process that takes a lot of time to create, thus it was not really cost efficient at a time when quality, knock-out Native-American jewelry could be purchased alongside the road for pennies-on-the-dollar compared to today's prices.  The red cardinal inlaid into this piece is outstanding.  It may have once contained a little dot of turquoise or coral in the eye socket.  We didn't notice it until enlarging a pic of the ring.  We'll have something put into the socket prior to shipping.  Length is a bit over 1.5-inches; width across the top is a little over .75-inches.  Weight is 9.2-grams, or .32-ounces.  Hallmarked.  Always free shipping within the U.S.

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