A Kiowa from Oklahoma, Byron McCurtain graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts with a degree in photography. Chance brought him in touch with several jewelers, and he developed an interest in lapidary work.
With the notable mentorship of the late, celebrated Gibson Nez, he has emerged as a master of stone-work and equally masterful in silver work.
Working with top-quality stones, his impeccable technique and artistic eye has brought him into the forefront of younger artists.
This ring is a perfect example of his beautiful style and confident skill.
This handsome ring boasts a traditional, hand stamped, scalloped setting which is the perfect accompaniment for the gorgeous, deep green, natural turquoise.
That gloriously hued stone is the star, but the silver work is a marvelous supporting role.
It can be worn every day, or for special occasions…definitely a perfect compliment to any outfit at any time!