Stepped Pattern Stamped BandAlvin Monte
This silversmith is known for well-made, well-designed and original pieces that are also well-priced – an ideal combination!
Take this ring, for instance: heavy gauge sterling silver, hand chiseled borders, outer and inner; deep hand stamping of the classic stepped rain pattern, with stamped circles that represent the sun.
The design integrates rain and sunshine. It even suggests prayers for this ideal balance of nature in the stepped design.
That, sometimes, also represents the steps of the sacred kivas, where spiritual ceremonies are prepared and enacted.
There’s a lot of serious meaning and good luck in this simple, but powerfully handsome, ring. And it is really well-made.