This sandcast ring by Kevin Yazzie is decorated by a Pueblo Cross, which is a stylized dragonfly motif symbolizing everlasting life. You may see what appear to be microscopic tears in the silver if you look closely at these photos. Here's why: sandcast jewelry and hammered ingot jewelry are handmade with molten, poured silver. When the silver is worked like this, its molecular structure changes and it becomes a bit brittle at its surface. When a ring like this, then, is bent to shape, it may get really small tears in the silver at the surface of the ring. If you weren't seeing a photograph that magnifies the size of this ring significantly, you wouldn't notice such tears. With the naked eye, one doesn't see them. This is a fine piece and you will often see small tears in sandcast jewelry when the rings or bracelets are bent to shape. This is solid as a rock and beautifully made.
Hallmarked K inside and stamped Sterling.
Width in front: 15/16"
Width at back of shank: 1/4"
Size: 9 1/2