Well-known Navajo Native American silversmith and lapidary artist, Calvin Begay, is credited with designing and handcrafting this magnificent man's ring with its unique inlay pattern. Calvin's remarkable rectangular inlay is slightly raised above the sterling silver and is composed of Tiger's Eye, Picture Jasper and Black Onyx. The inlay work is exceptional while the plain, polished, sterling silver shank is buffed to a beautiful luster that focuses the attention on the inlay work. This contemporary, masculine ring is truly a work of art that will be cherished for years to come.
Calvin Begay is an award winning artist, jeweler, designer and master craftsman. He was born in Gallup, New Mexico in 1965 and raised in Tohatchi, northwestern New Mexico.
Calvin designed his first piece of jewelry at age 10, learning from his mother and uncle. In more than 20 years as a jewelry designer and craftsman, he has become a master in every aspect of the design and manufacturing process. He has won numerous awards at the Gallup Inter Tribal Ceremonial, including Best of Show in 1989. His jewelry has been featured in Arizona Highways and Southwest Art Magazines.
Calvin has a unique ability to translate traditional Navajo inlay techniques into jewelry that reflects his Native American heritage, yet have elegant and contemporary flair. Calvin's work is prized by clients and collectors, not only in the Southwest, but throughout the United Stated and the world. In the artistry of Calvin Begay, the stunning beauty of the untamed West is reflected in the combination of color and design that create unforgettable pieces of wearable art.
In his leisure time, Calvin participates in rodeos and rides in the back country in his all terrain vehicles. When he creates jewelry, that wild free spirit finds expression in precious metals and stone.