One of the most prolific, and widely collected jewelers in Native art, Tommy Jackson is known for expert inlay, in wonderful color combinations.
As seen in this ring, he also can reference traditional Navajo jewelry, with spectacular stones and substantial silver work, but with contemporary finesse.
Domed and delectable, the hand cut, natural Morenci turquoise exhibits characteristics of the highest quality.
The gorgeous stone is a vivid blue hue, has sparkling matrix of pyrite – fool’s gold – and a wonderful, rare, large size.
To support this star, the silver work is vigorous, precise, and symmetrical.
From the hand cut bezel, to the rows of impressively regular chiseled and stamped silver, the stone is surrounded by a discreetly simple but striking pattern.
This complements the gorgeous turquoise, and doesn’t detract from it. Even the shank of the ring is carefully fabricated and embellished to support the stone – literally and figuratively.
The substantial, sand cast band of the ring is darkened, so that the polished areas – the borders and stamped pattern in the center – stand out.
All the silver has been slightly antiqued, so the extraordinary stone glows brilliantly.
The design of the silver, the execution and, above all, the breathtaking turquoise, all combine to create anew vision of a traditional look.
Finest stone and materials, plus flawless artistry and workmanship, equals a sensational ring, to be treasured for more than just one generation.