My favorite ring at the market, by the famed Hopi/Najavo master jeweler Jesse Monongya. The ring was awarded a top juried prize this week and I was able to meet with Jesse and learn about the remarkable technique and painterly inlay work for which he is famous. As he studied with his father, the Hopi master Preston Monongye, so Jesse is training his son to be a jewelry artist. The ring is now a part of MAHNAZ COLLECTION. Please contact us to learn more about it.
If you are interested in Jesse’s work, see Lois Sherr Dubin’s book: Jesse Monongya: Opal Bears and Lapis Skies (American Indian Master Jewelers Series, 2002).