If you ever run across a Leo Yazzie ring, you will instantly know who made it and you will be drawn to the modernist details. Yazzie is award-winning and collectible for a reason. His pieces are not huge, but they are precise, heirloom quality. They have contemporary elements that rise above to the level of timeless. Yazzie was raised in Black Mesa, Arizona and became interested in jewelry-making while taking a metal-smithing class in college at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. He started designing and making fine jewelry on a full time basis in the 1980s; he is now retired according to several galleries representing him. According to Yazzie's biography, "His exposure to Navajo traditional culture and teachings in his home influenced his work designs. He credits his late grandmother and late mother’s storm pattern rug weaving designs along with his religious influences for his creativity. His work features unique designs in silver and gold with stone settings in turquoise, red and pink coral, sugalite, lapis, opal, and various other quality gemstones." Yazzie has won awards nationwide and is represented by galleries worldwide. This ring is an exemplary representation of Yazzie's work with 14K, the zigzag cut of the band, that recognizable hand cut bezel, and of course, the object of focus. In this case it is Mediterranean coral. Yazzie's work with 14k rings often exhibits that exquisite touch of an inlay along one side, which here is opal and coral. The ring came to me from the estate of a true collector, who bought the ring directly from the artist in one of Santa Fe's Indian Markets. I have since sold a bracelet by Yazzie from the same estate.
The ring is Size 6.5. Ring face measures 3/4" tall by 3/8" wide. Weighs 11g. I will not be offering sizing on this ring, as I want to sell in the original sizing that Yazzie set for the original owner. In excellent vintage condition.
A museum quality piece!
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