Born in 1955, Bennie Ration has been smithing silver since age eleven. His specialty is three-dimensional figures, often including hand-fabricated holloware kachinas made into pins, pendants and necklaces and shadowbox pendants with cut-outs. He is particularly adept in "saw and file work" which he often uses to sculpt the edges of his pendants. Additional biographical information and photos of Benny's work can be seen on page 268 of American Indian Jewelry I: 1,200 Artist Biographies by Dr. Gregory Schaaf.
This beautifully made ring by Bennie is set with a vivid blue square stone of natural, untreated Morenci turquoise from Arizona. This is made with a sturdy 14 gauge shank and has stylized eagle feathers flanking the stone while twist wire is wrapped around the stone's bezel.
Hallmarked "BENNIE RATION" under a set of eagle talons and stamped "Sterling" on back.
Stone: 7/16" x 7/16"
Width of shank in back: 3/16"
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