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.
This large ring is set with a rectangle of natural, untreated Turquoise Mountain turquoise from Arizona. The stone is set in a handmade, notched bezel. The shank is hammered ingot work which splits into four narrower bands before fastening to the ring back. The two center bands of the split shank are marked by deep notches made freehand with a cold chisel. This is an extraordinary piece of workmanship with a fine stone of natural turquoise.
Hallmarked "HJIM" by a jeweler's scribe inside (where the "H" is above the "J" in "JIM").
Stone: 1" x 1/2"
Width of shank in back: 7/16"