A master of inlay and color, this eminent jeweler knows how to highlight the unique beauty of the stones he uses.
This lovely ring contrasts the organic form of the silver, with the rectangular chunks of spiny oyster shell, within the gleaming border.
The shell is cut into blocks that resemble the stonework at the ancient ruins of Chaco Canyon, and Mesa Verde.
He has arranged them with the lightest color at top, and the darkest at the bottom.
The effect is of the setting sun burnishing the warm stones of the ruins.
Natural variations in the pieces of shell add energy and movement to the ring, while the sunset hues seem to glow.
Simple, but made with mastery and artistry, this ring is understated, but, nevertheless, flatteringly aflame.
The shank may be adjusted in size.