Is my Richard Begay Ring Real?

Hello, I am new to the forum and wanted some opinions. Someone told me it is not real be!cause the shank

is lifted. The hallmark looks authentic

Hello, I am not familiar with this artist, but it does appear to be his hallmark from the research I did online. I am assuming that this inlay surrounds a raised center inlay? I am not sure what is meant by “shank is lifted” but nothing wrong with this shank. Nice ring!