Classic elegance from a young jeweler who has gone even beyond his father’s (Richard Begay) approach to modernizing tradition.
Water signs are manipulated with wonderful grace; the silver is both textured – in the center – and polished, for interesting but gentle contrast.
The dense spiderweb design of the beautiful turquoise stone relates to the overlay elements.
It is cut into an angular but asymmetrical form, which echoes the rectangles and straight lines of the piece, especially the stepped design on either side.
The swooping curves at top and bottom are even more noticeable for being the exception to the sharp angles elsewhere.
The hand-made tips are equally elegant in proportion and simplicity.
As is usual, the seeming simplicity of the piece results from a complex mix of techniques, to achieve the artist’s vision.
And it is, indeed a glorious vision; one that will be admired everywhere, whether for casual or formal occasions.