SOLD 1970's Zuni Onyx + Mother of Pearl Inlay Ring
Native American Vintage Jewellery
1980's hand crafted, Native American, Zuni made inlaid vintage eternity band, in onyx and mother of pearl, beautiful graphic southwest drum band pattern - fine, skilled inlay work.
0.9cm wide. Ring size: 60mm internal circumference = US 9 and AU S
None, but this is common with older Native American jewellery. Acid tests positive for sterling silver.
Mother of Pearl, Onyx, Sterling Silver
Spectacular vintage condition. Shows mild wear commensurate with age, no dings or chips, will come with some patina, as level of polish is a matter of taste. Has a handcrafted look to it - amazing vintage ring.
About this Piece
Sterling is an alloy of silver containing at least 92.5% pure silver (925 parts of 1000 thus the 925 stamp), the remainder is made up of a mix of metals (most commonly copper) used to make the metal workable. Pure silver is generally considered too soft to work with, although you can find silver jewellery at 950 or 980, even the occasional 99.9% fine silver, which can be work-hardened to increase durability.