The mother of this veteran, award-winning jeweler was a rug weaver, and he honors her with his beautiful and popular rug designs. Here is another.
Using contrasts of textured, polished, and light and dark silver, he created a dazzling “fabric”in rigid metal.
Most of the rug pattern is carefully and minutely chiseled, to mimic the wool yarn of handwoven rugs.
The two layers of textured silver remain light-colored, while some other, overlaid stepped lines have been brilliantly polished.
Together with a blackened and matte background, this resulted in a striking, graphic pattern that is tastefully sensational.
Every part of the buckle is hand made, of sterling silver, including the hook and keeper, on the back.
Meticulous in fabrication, artistic in design, and in a restrained, wearable size, this buckle is a sophisticated take on a classic of Navajo design.
It will embellish everything from jeans to formal wear – for women and men, both.