Overlaid Band with Red CoralPeter Nelson
This fine jeweler has a distinctive, award-winning, geometric overlay style of his own, perhaps inspired by his mother’s rug weavings.
In this handsome ring, his typical angular, overlay pattern is seen on the silver band.
It beautifully contrasts with the smooth, rounded oval of the high quality, natural red coral.
Toward the back, the jagged storm cloud designs end in a little spray of feathers, followed by two stamped circles, like raindrops.
The serene red coral adds warmth in hue, and in symbolism: red is the color of the earth, out in Navajo country, and that is the yin to the storm clouds’ yang.
Gleaming, agitated silver elements show up against the darkened background, while the glowing coral seems to radiate tranquility.
Beautifully made, and designed, the fine coral and flawless silver work together create a finely proportioned, outstanding ring.