Tim Yazzie is known for remarkable overlay work, but this handsome pendant shows he is equally adept at flawless inlay, too.
Glistening sterling silver is formed like a stepped rain symbol, at top and bottom, with elegantly tapered feather forms on one side, and a row of jagged shapes dividing the two halves of the piece.
The polished silver elements are flawlessly overlaid on a darkened silver base, as expected from this fine jeweler.
The big surprise is the inlaid triangular chunk at the top right corner; rich red purple, seemingly dense, but with depths of color variation.
Not sugilite, not purple spiny oyster – what is it? It is a gorgeous, beveled, natural cabochon ruby!
Yes, the same as the sparklers , but opaque and solid – and royally beautiful.
Tim has chosen to present this elegant pendant on a natural buckskin thong, which makes it suitable for casual wear , for both men and women.
It will look luxurious , but still suitable for everyday wear, on a sterling chain, or small silver beads – or on one of Al Joe’s fabulous silver collars.
Meticulous workmanship, handsome design, and a totally unexpected and beautiful stone, make this wonderful pendant very, very special.
And very, very wearable and versatile.