Traditional Navajo statement ring, with contemporary refinement and a large, natural Bisbee stone.
The unusually large turquoise is covered in an all-over web of matrix, with sparks of characteristic Bisbee blue showing through, here and there.
Bisbee is one of the most coveted stones by collectors, and increasingly rare, even the lovely, smoky, shadowy variety, in this ring.
Its large size gives the smooth stone a glamorous aura, and the complex silver work around it is a handsome contrast.
The artist’s signature, traditional style silverwork includes stamping, twisted wire, tiny silver domes, and a crisp cut-out edge.
All the detailed elements are astonishingly intricate hand-stamped designs and classical twist wire, entirely handmade.
Jewelry like this was part of a Navajo family’s wealth, and meant to be worn by either men or women, according to whoever had to make a special impression, on a given day.
The design is classic, but the workmanship is much more meticulous than in the past, and the stone more elegant.
Enjoy traditional style, and today’s flawless techniques, in this dazzling ring (which can be sized down, or up).