Lapis Ring handmade by Gibson Nez. This stunning ring features a beautiful piece of lapis set in sterling silver. The channel features coral and sugilite inlay. The ring is size 5.5
Native American Artist: Gibson Nez
Known by collectors worldwide as the Master of Stampwork, Gibson Nez was a member of the Jicarilla Apache and Navajo Nations. No other craftsman has come close to the expert precision of Nez’s sharp, clean, and impossibly close stamps. Parallel lines encircle bolos and bracelets like radiant energy, drawing your eye to the extraordinary, gem-grade stone Gibson hand-picked to feature in the center. Gibson’s pieces won ribbons and awards at all the major competitions, including Gallup Ceremonial, Santa Fe Indian Market, the Heard Museum, the All Mankind Jewelry Competition in Washington, D.C., and Casa Grande in Arizona.
When asked what made him most proud in his work, Gibson said,
I simply try to make a piece that highlights the stone.”
Gibson passed away on December 1, 2007. His work is praised by collectors worldwide and continues to appreciate in value.