Retro Candelaria Ring
Prodigiously gifted, this perennial favorite has a huge following for his finely fabricated, traditional/transitional designs.
This pleasingly retro ring features a magnificent, natural stone.
A resplendent, natural Candelaria turquoise seems to glow with a brilliant blue shadowy matrix.
Visible mostly at the sides, the darker matrix emphasizes the luscious color and makes the stone look even more rounded than it is.
In contrast to the smooth surface of the turquoise, the silver is worked in a variety of textured designs.
The stone sits in a bezel of prominently chiseled, rounded “teeth”; a rope of twisted wire forms a border around that, and both are antiqued to a low burnish.
Stamped fan shapes of stylized feathers flank the elegantly tapered stone, while the shank repeats the rope motif, between two bars of plain silver.
A fine design, meant to set off the special turquoise – and it does.
The star of this show is that gorgeous turquoise; the silver fans on either side, and the textured borders, beautifully serve to support it.
This prolific jeweler never disappoints. The finest stones are always paired with exemplary silver work, resulting in jewelry to be cherished, for generations to come.
(This ring may be sized up or down, a bit.)