I sent you an email about a possible Kirby Nez ring that I bought. You said that I could send you some photos. You have a pair of Kirby Nez Kokopelli earrings and I was hoping that you could compare the hallmark on your earrings to the hallmark on my ring. ….. or perhaps at least identify the maker of my ring if it is not Kirby Nez.
It is a very skillfully done ring and is really heavy. I think that the body of the ring might be cast because it is really thick and solid. You can see that the whole interior is beautifully stamped along with what looks like a capitol K N and then maybe underscored with what looks like curly horns. I know the K looks like an R at first glance but it doesn’t seem to be a mis-strike. The letter doesn’t just fade in that area, it has clean indented marks at the top where it opens and it sharply detailed. I tried to get a few photos as close as I could. It could be a stylized R, open on the top. I don’t know.
Any help in identifying the maker would be really exciting for me. I love knowing that info about a piece. It gives me a bit of history, which I love.
Thank you kindly for your efforts. Blessings,
Gorgeous ring and GREAT photos ! Unfortunately those earrings you mention sold quite a while ago so I no longer have them to refer to. However, to tell you the truth, most of the time I have seen a Nez hallmark the last name is spelled out.
Also this looks more like RN to me. However, I have no information on either KN or RN hallmarks. So I’m not much help !!
I thought I’d post so in the event someone else might recognize it.