This is a handcrafted Zuni Ring Size 7 1/4 by noted artists Bobby and Corraine Shack. The Ring features exacting cuts of inlay in a Thunderbird design. Stones and Shells include Polished Jet, Mother of Pearl, Red Coral and Turquoise all set in Sterling Silver. This piece is signed by the Artists noted as B&C Shack and is marked Sterling and Zuni.
The face of the ring measures approximately 1 5/16 inch tall and is 1 1/4 inch wide at the tallest and widest points. Total weight of the ring is 9.7 grams.
In addition to being superb silversmiths, the Shacks are also important cultural leaders within the Zuni Nation having acted as both political and religious leaders. They work to preserve Zuni language and customs and to educate others in Zuni ways of life by mentoring and teaching students in the art of Jewelry Making, Native American Cooking, Storytelling, Zuni Music and Dance and Design.