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.
In late December 2007, Sunshine made his first batch of rings in over two years. Deep-stamped and individually sculpted, these rings were an instant success. So we got together a large group of stones of both natural Bisbee turquoise and natural Persian turquoise and had Sunshine make a large batch of rings spanning all sizes from 5 through 12. The stones are rare and gorgeous and the smithing is divine.
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 is set with a round of soft blue Persian turquoise webbed matrix. This is natural, untreated turquoise cut in Persia in classic high-domed style. This turquoise was imported to the United States in the mid-1970's before the fall of the Shah of Iran and before the imposition of the trade restrictions which now forbid the importation of Persian turquoise.
Hallmarked "SUNSHINE REEVES" and stamped "Sterling" inside the shank.
Stone: 5/16" diameter Ring face: 1/2" diameter
Widest width of shank: 5/8" Width at back of shank: 5/16"
Size: 6 1/2
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