Mentored by the late, great, Gibson Nez (no relation), Leonard shared a love of rodeo, as well as prize-winning jewelry-making, with that master jeweler.
Insistence on precise silver work and high-quality, natural stones, is also something they had in common.
This splendid ring shows all of the above.
A beautiful, natural turquoise stone (Leonard was unsure of the mine) sits in the center of the ring, surrounded by beautiful and intricate overlaid silver designs done in the form of an abstract ketoh, or bow-guard.
The border around the face of the ring is rounded and plain. Its plump edge glistens in the light and echoes the raised stone.
Both the superb stone and the beautiful silver design harmonize with each other, creating a statement ring that is chic, unusual, striking, and tasteful – a combination not often seen.