This Hopi Native American ring is a great way to express your love of handcrafted jewelry that can be worn everyday and will last a lifetime. The hand carved symbols, that are repeated on the band, are kiva steps or clouds, that also represent direction and change.
The artist used two layers of sterling silver to create this design in a process known as "Hopi Overlay". The bottom layer is recessed, etched and oxidized to give it that characteristic textured, blackened background. The second layer is the detailed design that was created with small jeweler’s hand saws and chisels. The beautifully polished top layer is bonded to the bottom layer in a complex soldering process that creates the contrast between the two layers.