Here is a top-quality contemporary multigem inlaid sterling silver ring, created by world wide recognized Navajo artist, Jim Harrison. The ring is inlaid with an array of stones: turquoise, coral, lapis, gaspeite, black jet and MOP. Instead of sterling silver channels between all the stones, Jim used slivers of black jet. The face of the ring measures 3/8 tall by 3/4 wide at the front and 1/8 wide at the back. Size 12.
The work of Jimmy Harrison is very distinctive and easily recognizable. He works primarily with sterling silver and authentic multi-colored inlaid stones. There are few working silversmiths capable of this level of stone to stone Inlay Jewelry. Many people upon seeing Jim Harrison Jewelry think these designs are painted. Jim Harrison creates these designs and then cuts and inlays each stone himself.
He credits Preston Monongya and Jessie Monongya for his success as a fine jewelry artisan. They shared their techniques with him and opened up his mind to his own designs. It is believed that Preston, Jesse, and Jim were among the first jewelers to work extensively with inlay of multicolored stones and shells with silver.