Born in 1956, Navajo silversmith Cecil Atencio has been smithing silver since his early twenties. He was born near Chaco Canyon at Kimbeto, New Mexico, which is little more than a curve in the gravel road situated in a place with blinding dust storms. He currently resides in Tohajiilee, New Mexico with his wife, children and grandchildren.
This ring is set with an over-sized stone of two-tone natural, untreated Royston turquoise from Nevada. Cecil set this stone in a 3/16" smooth bezel wrapped with twist wire. The border of the ring face is decorated by saw and file work.
Hallmarked C.ATENCIO and stamped STERLING on the ring back.
Stone: 1" x 3/4"
Ring face: 1 1/2" x 1 1/8"
Width of shank in back: 1/8"
Size: 8 1/2