Paula says - "I've gathered these rings into groups to save me time and you money. All rings in one group will be in one size category. For example: Size 6 to size 6 7/8 will be grouped together. What you see is what you get.
All rings are sterling silver unless otherwise noted. Many will have the following marks on them but I will not mention this for each ring: .925, STERLING, STER. But I will let you know how many have artist or maker's hallmarks. I won't tell you what the marks are or who they belong to except for the Bell Trading Company hallmark. I'll also provide you with the height at the front of the tallest ring in the group.
And finally, many of these rings are New Old Stock (NOS) - they have never been used but are not contemporary, many from the 70s and 80s. I will let you know how many in each group are NOS."
- $135 plus s/h
"When we buy estate or personal jewelry lots, we often receive rings that are Native American style but can't be verified as Native American made. If an item doesn't have a hallmark that we can attribute to a specific aritst we can't legally sell it as Native American made. Read more.
NOTE: Items in our Vintage Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Vintage Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.
Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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|A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance.|
|30 years or older.|
|New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.|
|An item that has been used.|
Why isn't this item called Native American?
The US Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and its recent Amendments require that items described as Native American or Indian be made by an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. Furthermore, government regulations suggest that all attributions include the Native American Indian's name, tribe and federal tribal enrollment number. Because it is impossible to identify the artist for many vintage items, even if they are authentic Indian made items, we cannot and will not use the words Native American or Indian in association with such pieces.