BC 1286 Albert Jake one of a kind ring

$399.00

Renown Navajo artist Albert Jake has created a masterpiece of craftsmanship. The silver work in this ring is called  repoussé  metal work. Layers of different shapes of silver create a pattern that is stunning. Measuring 1-1/2″ in length and a width of 3/4″. Easily sized to fit almost any finger, please specify your size when ordering.

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NAVAJO HANDCRAFTED RING WITH BLACK ONYX


Albert Jake: was born in 1959 in the Zuni Pueblo south of Gallup, New Mexico.  He learned silversmithing from his parents. He specializes in traditional set stones and cluster jewelry with intricate stamp work. He has been smithing since 1987.  He also creates sand-paintings and makes pottery. During the summers he works as a forest fire fighter. He lives with his wife and two daughters today in Rahmah, New Mexico, near the Zuni Pueblo.


Onyx is a chalcedony quartz that is mined in Brazil, India, California, and Uruguay. It has a fine texture and black color; however, some onyx also displays white bands or ribbons against a black or brown background and this variety is known as sardonyx. The name comes from the Greek word onyx.


Repoussé

Repoussé or repoussage refer to a metalworking technique in which a malleable metal is shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a design in low relief. Chasing, chased work, or embossing refer to a similar technique, in which the piece is hammered on the front side, sinking the metal.

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