Leo Yazzie is a veteran award-winner, known for the quality of his stones and his exceptional workmanship. He often works in gold, so an all-silver piece is extra-special. Delicate scale, understated style, extraordinary workmanship, and impeccable materials characterize the work of this long-celebrated artist.
This pendant is a perfect example of his work, with a gorgeous, dark red natural coral in an elegantly elongated shape surrounded by gleaming silver. A classic Leo Yazzie touch is the inlay at the side edges: beautifully blue turquoise set into the boxed silver, with two accents of black jet within silver channels, to add contrast and interest; a traditional choice of materials in a modern form.
The shape of the silver follows the lovely tapered form of the coral. Small notches in the silver surround form a pattern of subtle curves, which relate to the gentle curves of the coral and the top and bottom of the pendant, itself, but almost subliminally.
The color is sublime, the design shapely and refined; the execution is exemplary, as always. This is a pendant that will shine with understated beauty everywhere you wear it, anywhere in the world.