Albert Jake was born in 1959 at Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico. He has been smithing silver for over fifteen years and is also a sand painter and makes pottery. We began buying Albert's pieces in 1999. He always uses fine quality stones in his work.
This deep-stamped ring has an oval of Mediterranean red coral set on a rectangular appliquée with grooves seemingly radiating from the coral setting; very reminiscent of what is commonly called a rug pattern. Additional deep stampwork decorates the sides of the shank and both edges of the band as it gently tapers in width towards the back of the shank.
Hallmarked "A JAKE" and stamped "Sterling" inside the shank.
Red coral: 5/16" x 1/4"
Width of shank in front: 11/16
Width of shank in back: 7/16"
Size: 10 1/2