Anthony Skeets is a prolific Navajo silversmith who works in the Traditional Revival style of smithing. He is best known for the bracelets he makes, but he makes a whole range of jewelry in traditional style from earrings to concha belts and often does fine cluster work.
This over-sized cluster ring has a large free-form stone of stabilized Kingman turquoise at its center surrounded by sixteen rounds of red spiny oyster. The shank of the ring is formed by four lengths of round wire, fused on the sides and in back to form a solid band. Nicely "antiqued" to give this a patina and old-style flavor. Note the dimensions cited below; this is a large, showpiece ring.
Hallmarked AS and stamped Sterling on the ring back.
Kingman turquoise: 1 3/16" x 3/4"
Spiny oyster rounds: 3/16" diameter
Dimensions of ring face: 1 7/8" x 1 1/2"
Width of shank: 3/16"
Size: 9 1/4