Lapis Ring with Inlay
Leo Yazzie is a veteran award-winner, well-known for the high quality of his stones, and his exceptional workmanship.
He often works in gold, so an all-silver piece is unusual as well as beautiful.
Classic style, extraordinary workmanship, and the finest, natural materials characterize the work of this long celebrated artist.
The stepped silver pattern, on the sides of this exquisitely fashioned ring, signifies rain; the flawless, beautiful, dark blue lapis, water.
Accents of rich red coral, inlaid at the sides, represent the earth, so this piece contains the Navajo ideal of balance in nature.
Clear, creamy, fossilized ivory and another touch of lapis, are inlaid in the sides.
The gorgeous lapis in the center, is elegantly tapered and rounded, to conform to the shape of the silver.
All the stones are the highest quality, and natural, of course – he wouldn’t work with anything less.
The silver shank complements the face of the ring, with a cut-out design, and light texture.
The whole piece is a beautifully understated interplay of perfect proportions and colors.
This ring can be worn anywhere, anytime, and will always be in elegant, but not necessarily formal, good taste.