Award-winning Na Na Ping is internationally reputed for his refined inlay work, using only the finest materials.
Ammolite is a “new” stone that goes back to prehistoric eras. This rare material is a polished, fossilized remnant of ancient sea creatures’ shells.
The rich red and deep green iridescence of the shell is an unexpected, but beautiful, foil for the gorgeous purples in the natural sugilite. These colors complement each other in nature.
The lovely variations in density within the sugilite stones is echoed by the various, scintillating flashes of color in the ammolite.
The graceful, double forms of the stone and shell are the same sizes and shapes.
However, the sugilite links are reversed, from left to right: on one side, the two sets of stones have the smaller half-circle on top; the other side has the larger stone on top.
The sterling silver chain is hand-made, like the rest of the piece, including the hook and eye clasp.
Opulent in materials, tastefully restrained in design, and exquisite in workmanship, this is another sophisticated, but wearable, masterful creation, by this renowned artist.