This contemporary Native American handcrafted Sterling Silver Multi-gem Micro-Inlaid ring was created by Navajo artist, Sammy Smith. The ring features a multitude of semi-precious stones - turquoise, jasper, jet and blue lab opal. The scene is features a pueblo home with a shooting star above in the starry night sky. The stars are inlaid silver. The home even has a blue door, which the puebloans and traditional New Mexicans believe will prevent evil spirits from entering the home.
The colorful channel inlay is impeccable, just like every piece of Sammy Smith jewelry. Navajo artist Sammy Smith is one of the top micro-inlayers in Gallup, New Mexico and yet his work is still relatively affordable, compared to the works of Clayton Tom and Ervin Tsosie.
The Ye'ii (pronounced yay) Spirit, is a depiction of a spirit considered by the Navajo to be a go-between between man and the Creator. Yeiis control natural forces in and on the earth, such as day and night, rain, wind, sun, etc. A very special kind of ye'ii is the Yei'bi'chai, grandparent spirit or talking God who can speak with man, telling him how to live in harmony with all living things by following a few rules of behavior and using only the basic things he needs to survive.
The face of the ring measures 1 inch by 5/8 inch. The solid silver inside of the ring ring curves slightly to fit comfortably against your finger. Weighs 17.5 grams. Size 11.
Brand new and in perfect condition. Hallmarked by the artist. Certificate of Authenticity and Gift box included with your purchase.