It was hand made in the 1970s by Navajo Artist, Saunsa Foya. His work is very hard to come by and extremely pricey. The wide band carries a massive ring face that features a large turquoise stone set in a sawtooth bezel and a lower ring of multiple gem stones surrounding it. The turquoise is of high gem grade quality with a gorgeous and highly sought after black spiderwebbed matrix.
It domes up out of its bezel with a bright blue hue that fades to a dark blue/green near some of the edges. The saw tooth bezel, in which the stone resides, is flawlessly made with no line visible of where it was forged together.
The teeth of the bezel are very finely etched and in near mint condition. A row of 13 multiple inlaid stones surround the turquoise stone, while following its shape.All of the inlaid stones are of high gem grade quality and consist of Lapis, Malachite, Mediterranean Coral, Black Onyx, and Turquoise. The gem stones were cut rectangular in shape leaving a triangular space between each one. They butt up against a thick bed of silver, being the back of the ring face. Honestly, Ive never seen more beautiful inlay work done.
The silver lays against the inlaid stones flawlessly. Even though this part of the design is on the back of the ring face, it truly shows the time and patience suansa took to create a magnificent piece. This ring will be a treasured addition to anyone with a love and passion for authentic Native American jewelry. Add this vintage ring to your existing collection or let it be the start of the one youve always wanted. I promise you wont be disappointed.
Cherish and enjoy this tangible asset for now...... And pass it down to your loved ones in the future. I will entertain reasonable offers, however at the current asking price, Im not willing to come down very much.This item is already priced to SELL! Face of ring measures - 1-3/8 long by 1-1/8 wide, The ring face in its entirety sits on top of the band at 5/8 high. Large center turquoise stone measures - 7/8 long by 5/8 wide, with the stone and bezel sitting at 3/8 high.
Circular row of inlaid stones measure - 1/4 wide and 1/4 thick/tall. The inlays consist of 13 total stones including. 3 Turquoise inlays , all light blue in color with 1 having black matrixes. 3 Malachite inlays , with 2 having a dark green color and 1 with a lighter green color. 3 Mediterranean Coral inlays , with 2 being a deep red with very slight lighter red matrixes, and 1 being a solid orangish red color (this inlay has not been mistaken as spiny oyster, it is indeed an orange coral).
2 Black Onyx , with both having an opaque black color with slightly raised textured lines. 2 Blue Lapis , with both having a very deep dark solid blue color, very high end lapis inlays.
Band measures - 3/8 wide all the way around, it has no markings or stampings on the inside or outside. The band is in perfect round shape and extremely hearty and solid. Signed by Artist - YES, Navajo Artist, Saunsa Foya. Stamped Sterling - NO, tested and verified.
Mid to later mid century, 1970s. Condition - Preowned, in excellent vintage condition with original stones and light patina, ready to wear or display. I treat every item as if it were my own.Extra bubble wrap and packing materials are used to ensure a safe arrival to its new owner. Please see all 12 photos!! Enlarge them and study them. Ask any questions you may have. Im always here to help and I respond quickly and nicely. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN JEWELRY! The item "HUGE LOLOMA Style Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Gem Spiderweb Turquoise Ring" is in sale since Tuesday, March 24, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Rings". The seller is "native-obsession" and is located in Atkinson, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.