Antique Vintage Deco Retro 14k Gold Native Navajo Buffalo Coin Style Ring Sz 5.5
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We are a small business and it is unfair for us to suffer losses each week due to customers changing their minds or not reading the full description of an item. Thank you for your understanding! Listing Description by: Dylan L. Age Circa: Retro Native Navajo C. Markings: Marked "14k" on the inside of the band of the ring as well as "ES" on the underside of the face of the ring, Tested, and Guaranteed.
Country of Origin: United States - Navajo Nation. Gram Weight: 7.1 Grams. Metal Type: 14k Yellow Gold. Sizable by your local jeweler: Yes.
Item Measurements: The face of the ring measures 0.74" long by 0.67" wide not including the shoulders. The band tapers from 13.7 mm wide at the shoulders to 3 mm wide at the base. Notable Features: The ring was handmade during the Retro period of the Art Deco era by a talented Navajo artisan. The Retro era was defined by a return to the unique in the jewelry world, with a specific focus on keeping jewelry light considering the fact that there was a metal shortage due to the war. This gorgeous ring features a motif that has been very common in Native American jewelry, and was made to mimic one of the sides of a Buffalo Nickel.
This lovely item would have been carefully crafted by hand, with extreme detail being given to every portion of the item. This ring is certain to stun, and is a lovely nod to the great talent of the Native Navajo people. The focal point of this lovely ring is the profile of a Native American. This motif was made in the style of one side of a Buffalo Nickel, which is also known as an Indian Head Nickel.
This type of nickel was in circulation between 1913 to 1938. One side of the coin features the motif of a buffalo, while the other side of the coin features the profile of a Native American Chief. It was President Theodore Roosevelt who originally insisted that the U. S Nickel change from the Liberty Head Nickel to a new style, which is how this particular design was inspired. The gorgeous motif adorning this item is a nod towards this fascinating type of coin, and was made to closely mimic the appearance of the Buffalo Nickel.
The ring itself is composed of solid 14k yellow gold. This lovely ring was handmade by a Navajo artisan and is a lovely example of Native American jewelry. The band of the ring tapers from its widest at the shoulders to it's thinnest at the base of the ring. This lovely ring transitions easily from a "day" to "night" look, and is certain to catch the eye. This incredible ring portrays the bust of an Native American Chief inspired by a 19th Century nickel, and this item is not one to miss. Don't miss your chance to own this incredible piece of history. This listing is for the item only. The Art Deco era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specifically cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand.
Retro jewelry refers to pieces created in the 1940s and 1950s. This was a period during which jewelry designers were largely influenced by the changes stemming from World War II. These designs reflect an infusion of futuristic vision with elements inspired by preceding periods, encompassing a variety of gemstones, shapes, and materials.
Materials used commonly in Retro jewelry are gold, gold alloys, and silver as the wartime put a restriction on the use of platinum. Designs can be masculine, geometric and modern, or softer, more feminine and floral. This beautiful piece was made by a very talented Native American silversmith. It features handcrafted silversmith work throughout.
Vintage Native American jewelry is very rare to find. This is due to these pieces being made for reservation and personal use before the tourist trade became popular. Very few pieces were made and even less survived to today. The concept of Pawn, Old Pawn, and Dead Pawn Native American Jewelry came to be in the 1800s. When a loan wasnt repaid, the item became known as either Old Pawn or Dead Pawn.
The Navajo Nation sits on 27,000 square miles within the states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. The Navajo have a rich history and culture and have become known for creating some of the finest sterling silver and turquoise jewelry, incorporating their own traditional motifs with silversmithing. The squash blossom necklace is perhaps one the most famous Navajo styles produced, along with turquoise inlay rings. Turquoise is an important stone in Navajo culture; symbolizing happiness, good fortune, and good health. The first Navajo silversmith, Atsidi Sani, was taught around 1865 by a Mexican silversmith. Atsidi Sani in turn taught his four sons, who then started teaching other Navajo artisans. In the beginning, Navajo artisans created sterling silver jewelry for themselves and others in the Navajo Nation. Chasing is a metalworking technique that uses a nail-like tool and hammer to hand etch patterns onto a metal surface. This process creates a design that is sunk into the front of the surface using indentations, grooves, and channels. Chasing is thousands of years old and was a very difficult and time-consuming technique that is still used by metalsmiths today.
The item "Antique Vintage Deco Retro 14k Gold Native Navajo Buffalo Coin Style Ring Sz 5.5" is in sale since Sunday, May 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Rings".
The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Iceland, Luxembourg, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Uruguay, Russian federation.
- Country of Origin: United States
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Metal Purity: 14k
- Sizable: No
- Brand: ES Makers Mark
- Metal: Yellow Gold
- Jewelry Type: Rings
- Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
- Ring Size: 5.5