Black Jade and Gaspeite Inlay Ring
Michael Garcia, Na Na Ping, is internationally renowned for his mix of exotic stones and colors, elegant contemporary design, and flawless workmanship.
Originally from Arizona, he married into Nambe Pueblo and was given the Tewa name of Na Na Ping by his wife’s grandfather.
Among his multitude of awards, he is the recipient of the Arlene Feddes fellowship award that recognizes excellence in Native American Art, offered by the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts.
He has consistently won first-place awards for his jewelry at the most prestigious shows throughout the United States, and abroad.
This ring is no different from any of his other pieces, in that it is hand-fabricated using the highest quality materials, to exacting specifications, and with a beautiful aesthetic that is all his own.
The mosaic style that he is known for is represented well, though only in a single row of cut stones, with the green of the Gaspeite adding a pop of color to the smooth darkness of the Black Jade.
An elegantly simple ring, of good weight, it is comfortable on the finger and opulent in materials, tastefully restrained in design, and exquisite in workmanship…a true collector’s piece!