Navajo Artist Larson Lee used cutwork and rope design
to create this sterling silver charoite ring. This Native American handcrafted sterling silver ring is set with a gorgeous natural purple charoite stone, cut in a triangle shaped cabachon
. The face of ring measures 7/8 x 3/4 inches. Two-way split band. Weighs 5.6 grams. Size 5-1/2.
Charoite is a rare silicate mineral, first described in 1978 and named for the Chara River. It has been reported only from the Sakha Republic, Siberia, Russia. Charoite is translucent lavender to purple in color with a pearly luster and unusual swirling, reflective and intense color, like a "cat's eye".
Brand new in perfect condition. Hallmarked by the artist, Larson L Lee. Certificate of Authenticity included and gift box included.
Larson Lee was born in 1960 and first learned silversmithing by watching his grandfather Joe Lee, a well known silversmith and medicine man. He inherited not only the skills and inspiration from his grandfather but his tools of the trade when he passed. Today Larson works in both silver and gold and his work can be seen in the 1989 summer issue of the National Geographic magazine. He once designed a belt buckle for Bob Hope.