Born in 1955, Delbert Gordon is a self-taught silversmith who grew up in Tohatchi, New Mexico. He specializes in Traditional Revival designs and always works with fine, natural turquoise. He was instrumental in the silversmithing training of his nephew Derrick Gordon, whose pieces also appear on this website.
This gorgeous ring which exhibits Delbert's penchant for creating works of texture decorated by multiple appliquées. Designed as a man's ring, this piece will look great on any man or woman whose finger it fits. The stone set in this ring is a "roundish" oval cut of natural, untreated Kingman turquoise from Arizona. An oxidizing agent was used to darken the silverwork and give this piece an "old time" finish.
Note on sizing: While this is a size 7 1/2 ring, it is long in terms of reaching the knuckle. In other words, for this to fit you, you need long, slim fingers of the sort that good guitar players have which can make long reaches on the fretboard, or like a piano player. This ring fits my 7 1/2 finger, but my fingers are short and this is too long to be comfortable. If you have the long fingers required, you'll know it. But do be advised!
Hallmarked with a large capital "D" with a spur extending from it and "Gordon" in smaller letters beneath surrounded by a trailing banner. Also stamped "Sterling" inside.
Stone: 11/16" x 9/16"
Width in front: 1 1/16"
Width of shank in back: 1/4"
Size: 7 1/2