Navajo Gem Quality Lapis Ring - Albert Jake (#54)
Face: 3/4" x 3/4"
Navajo artist Albert Jake has handcrafted a most interesting and creative ring. Lapis lazuli is a favorite of Navajo silver smiths because it has the same hardness as Skystone and can be cut and polished on similar lapidary equipment. In this case Albert has selected a gorgeous stone, which was cut and polished by master stonecutter Bruce Eckhardt. The combination of high-grade natural lapis and the creativity of Albert Jake have come together in a super nice example of Native American jewelry.
We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on every purchase.
About the artist:
Since 1959, Albert Jake has made his home in the beautiful country located about forty miles south of Gallup, New Mexico. He was born at Zuni Pueblo and has resided in the village of Ramah for many years. Albert’s parent taught him the many steps to fine Navajo silverwork which includes both cluster jewelry as well as beautiful stones in classic Navajo settings.See full biography | See all items by Albert Jake
Related categories:Navajo Jewelry See all items in this category
Turquoise; Precious stones have symbolic implications. For example, turquoise if a "collective term for all the precious stones, wealth, or mixed offerings. Good fortune is attributed to this stone." Both white shell and turquoise are emphasized in Kinaalda? More about this legend