The cutout is placed over the bottom layer and the two pieces are sweated together, that is heated so that they become one. The bottom layer is usually accented.
The Navajo silversmiths oxidize the bottom layer which darkens it. Hopi silversmiths oxidize and etch the background texture it with hash marks.
The ring includes classic Hopi Nation handmade craftsmanship throughout. It is made of solid 14k Yellow Gold and is very heavy in gold value, it is also a bigger size for either a Man or a Woman.The top of the ring includes a classic Hopi design that's called Overlay, where layers and layers of gold are laid down to create an image. In this case the image is a Maze on either side of the ring. The Maze depiction is oxidized for added contrast from the gold. The top of the ring measures just over 3/4 north to south. The band tapers from the top 17 mm to 5 mm at the bottom. Antique and Vintage jewelry is disappearing at alarming rates. Unfortunately, most of the jewelry from this time period has been lost or melted down over the years, please don't miss your chance to own this special piece of history! Sizable by Your Local Jeweler. Due to the age of some of these pieces, some items will not be stamped. The National Stamping Act was not enacted until 1906, before 1906 jewelry was not legally required to have a karat mark. This is one way to date items prior to the Art Nouveau time period. PLEASE WAIT FOR AN UPDATED INVOICE BEFORE PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS. If you pay the invoice that doesn? Thank you for your cooperation.
The item "Vintage Native Hopi Pawn Southwest 14k Gold Maze Overlay Style Mens Ring! Sz 8" is in sale since Sunday, March 05, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Rings".
The seller is "aumiagoldandsilverjewelry" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, NO, SA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR.