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 an oval cut of finely webbed natural, untreated Turquoise Mountain turquoise from Arizona. An oxidizing agent was used to darken the silverwork and give this piece an "old time" finish.
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: 9/16" x 7/16"
Width in front: 1 1/16"
Width of shank in back: 1/4"
Size: 10 1/2