Musician, painter, and expert jeweler, JJ Otero is one of the many, multi-talented artists we know, and esteem.
This unusually handsome ring is not only a striking statement, but delivers a traditional message, beautifully.
Like the “look-at-me” jewelry Natives have worn on special occasions, for centuries, this is a ring meant to be noticed -and admired – with a teeny touch of envy, perhaps.
Despite its imposing size, it is graceful and pretty – hard to pull off – as well as beautifully made, by hand.
The pointed edges are raised and polished, contrasting with the pebbly and slightly darkened texture of the silver just below.
The circular center is highly polished and plain, with deeply etched, curvy lines that divide it into four sections, like an elegant pinwheel.
Actually these represent the four directions that comprise the earth, and the stamped and darkened dots symbolize water drops.
The pointed border looks like sun rays, so together, the ring symbolizes the harmony and balance of nature.
Good health, happiness and prosperity result from this ideal, as enough sun and enough water result in thriving crops.
The broad shank is also textured, and slightly darkened, with deeply stamped little crosses, the age-old symbol for the four corners of the earth.
Sturdy, stunning, and loaded with good luck, this ring spreads the blessings of nature in harmony to you, and us all.
Special in looks and execution; special in intention. A Wow! of a ring.