He started out his artistic career as a painter, and the composition of colors and shapes in this dainty set demonstrates his visual talent.
Absolutely in the historic Zuni tradition of fine lapidary work, these small-scale gems (in every sense of the word) keep the expertise, but take the stone-cutting, inlaying, and design skill beyond petit point, right into our new millennium.
A beautiful palette of denim lapis, purple sugilite and magnesite combines with linear accents of turquoise, jet, and mother of pearl.
The result is a ravishing juxtaposition of delicious, cool hues.
The magnesite’s white base is mottled with a reddish matrix, that goes well with the lapis and the sugilite.
A slender line of blue turquoise, with hair-fine borders of jet, separates the lapis and sugilite, and forms a diagonal border between the two square stones and the rectangle of magnesite.
Look closely, and admire the minuscule rectangles of jet and glistening mother of pearl, inlaid into this turquoise divider!
Amazing skill, and beautiful artistry are everywhere in this enchanting set.
A vee-shape of gleaming sterling silver appears at the bottom of the earrings and pendant.
This adds more sparkle to the smooth surface of the meticulously inlaid stones, and repeats the play of diamond shapes within.
Perfect for those of you who prefer delicate jewelry, this set is gentle in coloration and petite in size.
However, the design is actually quite bold, but remains demurely ladylike because of the small scale.
This is a remarkably beautiful, and impeccably constructed, set of pendant and matching earrings.
Each piece may be worn separately, as well as together, of course. Plain earrings – or a pendant – of either denim lapis or sugilite would make another lovely combination.
Welcome to our site, Duran Gaspar! We are eager to see what other designs you will create.