Chip inlay uses crushed turquoise or coral stones mixed with resin to fill the recesses of the sterling silver piece. After the inlay has hardened the piece is polished smooth.
Although not hallmarked, we believe this chip inlay ring to be from Tommy Singer, the famous developer of the inlay technique. It features an iconic tribal design crafted from crushed coral stones. Additional stamp work adds to the beauty and balance of the piece.
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Tommy Singer(1940-2014; Navajo). Active 1960s-2014. Multiple styles; chip inlay. “Tommy Singer was the entrepreneurial patriarch of bench-line piece work factories of the Navajo Singer families.” Singer was a prolific designer and maker of fragment or chip inlay style, and also produced heavy retro-styled jewelry. Brother of Charlie, Jackie and William Singer. Singer passed away in 2014 after a motorcycle accident.
Marks: T; T (and a quarter moon); T S (and a quarter moon); S (and a quarter moon); Singer (script); THOMAS SINGER