Navajo Sterling Silver Overlay Sunface Ring

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Calvin Peterson - Navajo Sterling Silver
Overlay Sunface Ring
HK Item #NR304

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Navajo Sterling Silver overlay Sunface ring

Size
7/8 inch tall at the front
Hallmarks
STERLING
Artist's stamp
Artist
Calvin Peterson, Navajo

Navajo Sterling Silver overlay Sunface ring

Size
3/4 inch tall at the front
Hallmarks
STERLING
Artist's stamp
Artist
Calvin Peterson, Navajo

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Overlay Sunface Ring
NR304-A is 7/8" tall at the front
$110
(ONLY ONE OF EACH SIZE AVAILABLE)

SIZE 10 3/4   

Navajo Sterling Silver
Overlay Sunface Ring

NR304-B is 3/4" tall at the front
$95
(ONLY ONE OF EACH SIZE AVAILABLE)

SIZE 10   

SIZE 10 1/4   

SIZE 11   

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What is Overlay?

Native American overlay pieces are made of two layers of sterling silver. The bottom layer is a solid piece while the top layer has a cutout design. The cutout layer is placed over the bottom layer and the two pieces are "sweated" together, heated so that they become one solid piece of sterling silver. The bottom layer, or background, that shows through the cut out portion of the top layer is often darkened for contrast.

Hopi silversmiths typically texture the background layer with hash marks while Navajo artists often leave the background smooth. Hopi artists tend to use geometric designs and symbols similar to those used in their pottery and baskets. Navajo silversmiths tend to create scenes depicting everyday life using people, animals, buildings and landscapes to tell a story - this style is called "overlay storyteller jewelry". Read more about overlay here.

 

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