Inlaid Cross RingRodney Coriz
Everything old looks new, in the hands of a talented young jeweler.
This luminously dramatic ring is a cross, and also the age-old symbol for the four corners of the earth, in Pueblo and Navajo culture.
This cultural familiarity made it easier to convert the tribes to Catholicism. In every culture, this is a lovely eye-catcher .
The gorgeously blue lapis seems to float above the brilliant iridescence of the mosaic of mother-of-pearl.
The contrast is clearly defined, but softer than black on white.
A solid shank supports the silver box into which the stone and shells are inlaid.
A new beauty that has a long history.