This young artist is related to the well-known Peina family of Zuni jewelers. Abe favors modern designs, but based on tradition.
Wide enough to hold a variety of applied elements, this band is also embellished with a tiny Mexican opal and – here’s the tradition – a carved turquoise leaf.
A collection of curlicues, triangles and circles decorates the textured silver. They form a design full of motion and energy.
The circular shield form, on the front, is raised on a secure pedestal of silver.
The little opal glows darkly, while the carved, natural Sleeping Beauty turquoise adds a pop of beautiful color to the intertwined silver swirls.
The innovative surprise here is that the ring doesn’t form a complete circle.
Leaving a gap, the artist has allowed it to be adjustable somewhat, to fit on different fingers, or to suit your ring size.
A well-made, creatively designed ring by an up-and-coming young artist.
Enjoy the modern design, the clean workmanship, and the flexible size!