SOLD OUT 1980's Hopi Carved Silver Shield Ring
Native American Vintage Jewellery
Elegant long authentic Native American vintage shield ring, Hopi made with etched oxidized relief, classic and elegant design, there is a K marked on the back, tests sterling, stunning 1980's hand crafted vintage sterling silver ring.
Setting Size: 1.4cm x 3.7cm. Band Size: Internal circumference 50mm = US 5.5 and AU K
Hand etched K, no purity mark but this common on Native American jewellery, acid tests positive for 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.