Tony Chino is a silversmith from Acoma Pueblo – one of the few, and definitely the most widely known!
Noted for his extravagantly complex and heavy-gauge silverwork, as well as fantastic stones, this jeweler is a wonderful anomaly.
This fabulous statement ring is stunningly typical of Tony’s work: intricate silver surrounds a large and magnificent stone to form a dazzling ring!
There are three levels of borders around the bezeled stone, plus additional embellishments on the sides of the shank, and every bit is incredibly precise and lovely.
Overlay, repousse, fluting, shadowboxes, and chiseling are all techniques that the artist has combined in this resplendently bold ring.
In Tony’s words, “I like to use all of the surfaces I can and spread my designs everywhere around each piece I make!” (Just look under the ring for a surprise!)
This is a stunning and well-fabricated piece of statement jewelry, wearable anytime, but especially when you’d like to see jaws drop!