Posted 2 years ago
Hi all, have had this ring for several years & was given to me by my grandmother (a lifelong collector that traveled worldwide & is part Native American), along with a box full of mostly vintage costume & some fine jewelry. From my research, this ring appears to be authentic Zuni tribal handmade by Andrew Laahte due to the inscribed initials "AL". There seems to be more inscriptions in several different areas all over the ring, but until I get a better magnifying glass or loupe I can't make them out & some seem to be in cursive writing.
Don't see markings suggesting it's real sterling silver, but does have some tarnish. Some stones are light pink & others appear more cream in color. Believe it's a size 5 & the setting measures approx 1 1/4" long, 3/4" at widest point in center & a height of 1/8". It's a beauty to see in person & quite unique looking as well!
Any advice or info about this ring being authentic or not? Thanks in advance & also any suggestions on a good, but inexpensive type of magnifier I should get?