This size 9 ring was created by San Felipe Artist Phillip Sanchez. It has a beautiful
orange spiny oyster shell. The shell sets in a smooth bezel with a clean looking,
carved sterling silver border.
It's marked sterling and signed.
It measures 1" tall by just over 5/8" at it's widest point.
weight: 7.6 grams on my scale
I placed a quarter there for scale.
Philip Sanchez, San Felipe Artist and Silversmith, was born in 1951 at the San Felipe Pueblo. He was raised on a large ranch with his 8 sisters and 5 brothers. They grew up tending to a variety of livestock and farming fresh fruits and vegetables. Philip stayed close to his roots with livestock of his own and enjoys horseback riding to check on livestock or just to go for a ride at sunset.
Spiny Oyster Shell, Spondylus Brodnip Princess, is found in the Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico.
Sure to make a Fine addition to any collection, or a great gift!
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