Stepped Inlaid Hollowform RingTeddy Draper Jr.
Known for his impressionistic paintings, as much as he is honored for beautiful jewelry, this multi-talented artist is also a community leader, advocate for Native artists, and a dedicated basketball coach.
Teddy’s late father, Mr. Teddy Draper Sr., was one of the heroic Navajo Code Talkers, whose Navajo-based code was never broken by our enemies and helped to win the war in the Pacific in WWII.
Although he can create in any style, Ted seems to favor the contemporary, at least, in this handsome ring.
The interesting abstract form of the boxed silver is highly polished, to set off the gorgeous stones: Natural Opal, Jet, and Turquoise inlaid together on the top of the ring and Natural Mediterranean Coral inlaid on the side.
Absolutely simple, the silver is meant to support the unusual, but beautiful, palette.
Impeccable in execution, and artistic in design; contemporary, gleaming, and colorful, this simple, tastefully dramatic ring is a head-turner.