Star Bolo Tie I.D.?

I am so happy to have found this cute bolo tie for only $3 at my favorite thrift store, but I have no idea about where it came from. It says “sterling” but no 925. It also has a very pretty little ear of corn stamp, and some letters which are hard to make out. It looks almost as if it says “VPcoriz” (???) Any guesses or tips? Thank you!


That is the hallmark for Raymond Coriz (Kewa). He has been active since the 1970s and if best known for overlay and wire work and stampwork. This info was taken from Bille Hougart ed 4 pg 106. He also worked with Carl Luthey at Navajo Hogan but I think it would be marked as such if it came out of that shop.