Tommy Jackson, a prolific prize-winner with legions of collectors, has set two rare and beautiful, natural Bisbee stones to showcase this glorious, sought-after turquoise. Hand fabricated, deeply chiseled rays of sterling silver surround the stone, in a dramatic spray of linear texture.
The legendary blue of the stones is radiant, against the textured, matte sterling surround. Set in a shadow-box, the turquoise rests on the bottom, darkened layer of silver. The top layer fans out in a swirl of tapered forms that represent stylized feathers. There is a space between the two layers, like an Oreo, but this is one sweet cookie that will never be dunked or eaten!
Even the bail is textured and slightly darkened, to match the body of the piece. The Master’s hand is evident in the wonderful rhythm of the hand cut bezel, the design of the shank, and the top-quality, legendary turquoise which is the centerpiece.