Damele Variscite Ring by Albert Jake (#74)

Damele Variscite Ring by Albert Jake
Damele Variscite Ring by Albert Jake
Damele Variscite Ring by Albert Jake

Damele Variscite Ring by Albert Jake (#74)

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From an excavated cleft along the old Pony Express trail in the Simpson Mountain Range near Austin, Nevada, to the bent yet masterful hands of master lapidary Bruce Eckhardt, to the gifted grip of Navajo silversmith Albert Jake, this exquisite piece of Damele variscite has just begun its journey as a carefully crafted piece of wearable art. We predict a long life, full of love and appreciation, for this ring. Can one truly love an inanimate object? We think so.


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.

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Precious Stones
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

Silversmith Work

When and how the Navajo acquired the art of working metals is unknown but there are reasons for supposing that it was introduced among them, or at least more developed and improved upon by them, since the time they have occupied their present country?

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