Sunshine is the younger brother of renowned silversmith Gary Reeves and of David Reeves (now deceased), who was so instrumental in teaching the craft to both Gary and Sunshine, as well as their half-brothers Darrel and Andy Cadman. Sunshine's work, like that of his brother Gary, is present in the collections of the Heard Museum in Phoenix and he has won numerous awards for his work.
This is a Sunshine Reeves 14-gauge Sterling, single-piece, sculpted shank ring. The stone is set in a straight-edged bezel wrapped with twist wire which forms the border of the ring face. The stampwork bites deep into the silver and no two of these are stamped exactly alike. We won't re-size these, nor attempt to stretch them.
This one is set with a teardrop-shaped stone of natural, untreated Kingman "birdseye" turquoise. A limited quantity of this stone has been mined at Kingman in the last year. This stone is recognized by collectors as a superior coloration and patterning than nearly all turquoise mined at Kingman in the last few years. Only Ithaca Peak turquoise from Kingman is a more sought after product of this mine. It commands a higher price in the market because of this rarity.
Hallmarked "SUNSHINE REEVES" and stamped "Sterling" inside the shank.
Stone: 15/16" x 9/16"
Ring face: 1 1/8" x 11/16"
Widest width of shank: 9/16"
Width at back of shank: 5/16"
Size: 7 1/4