Insect pins are a time-honored tradition among Navajo jewelers. Herbert Ration is a well-known artist who has a particular liking for these historic pins.
Here, he has fashioned a flying insect, using Turquoise, Montana Agate, and stamped sterling silver with a satin finish.
This particular insect has small, stamped wings directly behind its head and six legs coming out at different angles.
As in many of his creations, Herbert has not disclosed a specific insect that this represents, instead saying that “there are many different kinds of insects, and this one is just one of them”.
She will be happy to sit on your lapel or hat, or wherever you choose to pin her to enjoy your day with you!