Fantastic Thomas Jim Navajo Mens damele Turquoise Mediterranean Ring This ring is amazing and huge! This is a beautiful, large, vintage sterling, Navajo, Native American damele turquoise and natural Mediterranean coral hand crafted ring. The impressive ring is set with a stunning damele turquoise stone with a slight matrix to it. There is also a natural Mediterranean red coral piece. These are both set in handout sawtooth bezels.Two large dots of sterling accent the front. The side of the ring are nice and wide. Made by tom jim Born in Jeddito, Arizona in 1955, Thomas (Tom) Jim learned silversmithing from his uncle, John Bedone. He uses only the finest quality stones which he sets into substantial, perfectly detailed silverwork.
His favorite designs are classic Navajo silver styles with crosses and dragonflies. He has garnered a Best of Show award at Santa Fe Indian Market as well as a Best of Jewelry award at the Gallup Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial.
A self-taught Navajo artist, he is renowned for his concho belts, bolas, belt buckles and squash blossoms. He was raised by his grandfather, but he was not taught by him as his grandfather preferred to be alone when he worked. He has also carved a reputation for quality of design and detail in his stunning jewelry boxes and, although he is well known for his silver, Jim also enjoys working with 14-karat gold and often combines the two metals in his pieces.
Thomas Jim is also a master at incorporating turquoise and coral into his work. "The challenge is to work around the stone, " says Jim, noting that each stone has its own personality. Jim's style is flexible and he is adept at both contemporary and traditional design. Thomas Jim has won numerous blue ribbons including the prestigious Best of Jewelry at Gallup's Intertribal Ceremonial.
The ring has the hallmark TJI the early mark of Thomas Jim ring size 9 face of the ring measures 1¼×18mm 4mm ring band weight 17.2grams great addition to your collection? This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American: US\1935-Now\Jewelry". The seller is "joseeligogarciaciachino" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.