Traditional, beautiful, elegant, yet with a touch of fun: A description that matches both this ring and its creator.
This preeminent artist is known for carrying her father’s (Leo Poblano) legacy of innovation in jewelry design into two further generations – hers and her equally talented children’s.
Eagerly collected all over the world, her award-winning work takes a giant leap away from traditional work by Zuni Pueblo jewelers.
In this ring, however, she has reverted to the very traditional combination of turquoise and coral, representing the sky and the earth; therefore, the balance of nature in harmony.
At the top, is a piece of the very finest (and very expensive) natural coral in the most-prized, deep red, oxblood color.
Below, is a serene, perfect, large, domed oval of natural Sleeping Beauty turquoise, radiant and clear as the New Mexico sky.
The high-pillowed, thick, dark red coral has been left in an organic form, close to its natural state.
It beautifully contrasts with the smoother, serene oval of the sky-blue turquoise.
A graceful, wavy silver shank suggest a river, or the flow of water. This is another reference to nature, and a symbol of very good luck.
A medley of sterling silver domes dance around the stones. Set asymmetrically, they add a touch of playful high spirits.
They might be meant to suggest raindrops; again, a sign of very good luck, in the desert.
This little detail expresses the artist’s individuality, as seen in her more abstract, contemporary pieces.
Large, but flattering, this ring is an artful translation of ageless tradition into modern style.
The materials are of the highest quality, as is the workmanship and unique design. It is a new and bolder expression of this fabled artist’s masterful talent.