Not quite forty years old, Harrison Jim is an accomplished silversmith who works in many styles but favors the classic designs best described as Navajo Traditional Revival. His work is done in the old-fashioned way by melting silver, rolling it out and hammering it to form his pieces. His work is very often decorated by free-hand cold chisel work, a technique more common to an earlier era of Navajo smithing which requires great practice and skill.
This ring is set with an oval of clear blue natural Sleeping Beauty turquoise from Arizona. A wide, straight-edged bezel holds the stone and raises it well above the plane of the ring's band. Four corners crosses are deep-stamped along the equator of the band to left and right of the stone. Harrison used a cold chisel to notch the edges of this band. The band gently tapers towards the back of the shank.
Hallmarked "HJIM" by a jeweler's scribe inside (where the "H" is above the "J" in "JIM").
Stone: 7/16" x 5/16"
Width of shank in front: 13/16"
Width of shank in back: 3/8"
Size 7 3/4
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