Voted Indian Artist of the Year, recipient of many awards, and proud of both his Navajo and Greek heritage (Nav-eek!).
He has perfected a unique method for his stunningly beautiful, inlaid pieces. He places the silver channels first, then laser cuts the stones to fit precisely.
That’s as far as he admits; the rest is his secret, which other jewelers have tried in vain to copy.
This gorgeous pendant features gem quality, natural royal blue lapis, with myriad, tiny flecks of gold pyrite, like distant stars in space. These golden sparks are the natural matrix of the finest grade lapis stones.
A vertical band of rich blue, natural turquoise slashes down the center, vividly separating the lapis. Naveek’s signature of hairs-width silver wire forms a web over the lapis, cut to fit,and integrated with the tapered shape of the pendant.
The darkened shadowbox setting is framed with lustrous, polished silver edges and a matching bail, adding glittering highlights to the dark lapis and bright turquoise.
Handsome design, brilliant color, and superb technique; another memorable treasure from this world-class jeweler.