Lee is a highly respected jeweler with a legion of happy collectors.
His inspiration is often rooted in the past, but blossoms in the here and now, as in this beautiful pin.
Sinuous curves, fans of chiseled lines, and a pleasing, symmetrical balance give this pin a faintly art deco look, but the origin is much older: Pueblo and Navajo women used horizontal pins like this to hold their clothing together, as well as for adornment and bragging rights.
This interpretation is sleekly formed and beautifully finished.
The radiantly blue, natural turquoise in the center is handsomely set off by a circlet of tiny silver beads, and the two chiseled fan shapes at top and bottom.
The gleaming, polished ends terminate in little curlicues, and echo the repeated curves of the design.
Delicate and graceful stamped designs prettily accent the naja-like sides.
The origin is old, but this contemporary vision is definitely lovely: beautiful workmanship, beautiful design, beautiful finish – and a wonderful price!