Traditionally, Navajo jewelry was inspired by a wish to impress and show off wonderful stones, as well.
This ring certainly does that, but now the workmanship is vastly superior. So, in this piece, you have the historical knock-’em-dead look, coupled with meticulous silverwork.
A veritable fountain of creativity, with a well-developed work ethic, Tommy Jackson is renowned for colorful, wearable jewelry that is eagerly collected all over the world.
Here, he has chosen to spotlight the remarkably beautiful, natural turquoise from the Red Mountain mine, just as his ancestors would have done. However, the star stone is set in a fine sterling silver bezel. The shank of the ring displays a handsome cutout and overlaid kiva step pattern, and forms a decorative entity of its own.
A splendid stone, set with talent and skill equal to the quality of the turquoise. The olden days were never this good!