NAVAJO HANDCRAFTED RING BY ARTIST ALBERT JAKE
Navajo handcrafted ring by Albert Jake. Known for his signature deep stamping and design, this is ring is no exception.Made from solid sterling silver with genuine Golden Hills turquoise. The wide band measures 3/4" at its widest point and tapers down to 3/8" for a comfort fit.The stone measures 5/8" x 1/2". This is a heavy ring that is perfectly sized for larger fingers
Artist: 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.
Stone:GOLDEN HILLS TURQUOISE: In the Russian hills of Kazakhstan sits the GOLDEN HILLS mine. The Turquoise is only mined in the winter months during the freezing cold and snow as rains flood the mine during the summer. The location of the mine is remote and difficult to bring equipment in and out of. It is the only Turquoise known to have the unique coloring of bright blue with a Lavender undertone.