This fine silversmith is known for his antique-look jewelry, fabricated by hand with today’s finesse.
He fabricates traditional silver elements, in an antique finish, that are assembled in unique designs and paired with beautiful stones.
This natural, Royston turquoise, from Nevada, is a lovely combination of leafy green with toasty brown matrix, set off by the virtuoso, satin-finished silverwork and well-balanced design.
The silverwork is varied, precise, decorative, and well-designed. Total effect: almost a Victorian look.
Look at the details in the silver! This “neo-traditional” style combines the charm of the past with the design-savvy and skills of the present. What a lovely combination!
Tiny fluted beads, tinier silver domes, a border that resembles a rope, and two half-circles, on top, the other at the bottom, that are finely stamped, with minuscule elements.
All the silver work is brushed, so it looks older, including the background of the two half-circles, which are darkened.
The shank is a classic, three-bar, open beside the stone, for ventilation, and support, and fused into a narrower band, in back.
This ring is a dramatic, handsome example of this artist’s facility with traditional Navajo jewelry elements, interpreted for our current time.