Vernon Begaye is considered to be one of the leading, award-winning jewelers. H
The beautiful, inlaid stones are as smooth as silk, while the shank of the ring is discreetly chiseled, to echo the design on the front, and the horizontal band of the inlay. The solid gauge of silver is highly polished and as satiny as the inlay.
The stones have been cut into simple geometric shapes, with the colors juxtaposed for maximum impact. The animated matrix pattern of the turquoise adds movement and visual texture, in contrast to the serene pink coral and sugilite.
As usual, what looks utterly simple is exactingly difficult – no possibility of error. This is a lovely example of skill and “hozh’o”, the Navajo concept of understated, balanced beauty, by a recognized artist.