Clayton Tom is an award winning jeweler known for meticulous, micro-inlay work.
His intricately inlaid jewelry has consistently earned him awards at major shows and Indian markets, leading to his reputation as a Master.
This handsome ring depicts a Ye’i, a Navajo spirit, who connects humans on earth with the spirits in the heavens.
The background is black jet, inlaid with silver heavenly bodies; the Ye’i himself is formed of inlaid turquoise, red spiny oyster shell, lapis, and mother of pearl.
His turquoise feathers are tipped with luminous mother of pearl, while tiny, inlaid bits of red spiny oyster shell and blue lapis, form the bottoms.
All this is set into a long rectangle of sterling silver, that is rounded on the inside and wraps comfortably around the finger, without distracting from the complex inlay work.
As it is, the ring size is large, but this can be sized down somewhat.
A dramatic and refined design, beautifully fabricated. It is older, so the price is, also. Lucky you!