Nakaii is a late bloomer to the art world. After falling in love with the arts in his twenties, he took a long hiatus to pursue a different career choice, but after more than 50 years away from it, the art called him back.
Talented with pen and ink, as well as scratchboards, this versatile artist is also a wonderful jeweler!
Living off the beaten path in Alaska with his wife, who is also an artist, materials are hard to come by, so every bit of sterling silver that he uses has been melted down from scraps and re-formed to make his beautiful creations.
Here, he has made a very impressive statement ring with a wonderfully polished, high-domed chrysocolla stone as the main statement.
Chrysocolla is copper stone, ranging from light green to deep blue, is favored as a stone of prosperity and business astuteness, reacting upon the analytical and intuitive abilities. This beautiful specimen does not disappoint. With swirls of blue and green and patches of a tan-ish matrix, it looks like the world itself as seen from the stars.
The toothed bezel is handmade, as is the twisted wire that surrounds the face of the ring, and the three small dots of silver that accent the side.
Done in an “old pawn” style, this ring gives off the vintage vibe without the price tag that often comes with vintage pieces!
This ring is extremely wearable, and will make the perfect accessory to any wardrobe!