Pin, Inlay, Orange Spiney Oyster, Turquoise, Salamander Lizard, Vintage, 458
Who knew a salamander could be so stylish?
This big, beautiful work of art is a vintage pin by renowned Navajo jewelry artisan Ray Adakai, crafted in one of his signature styles, cobblestone inlay. The lovely lizard is primarily composed of vibrant orange spiny oyster, accented with bits of turquoise and black onyx. It’s a large statement piece from Cheryl’s own collection, a bright pop of color to adorn anything from your favorite bag to your jean jacket -- or if you’re like her, your overalls!
Ray Adakai (1965-; Navajo). Cobblestone inlay; channel inlay; retro stamp work; inside stamp work. son of Jack Adakai. May be marked for Three Smokes Trading Co.
Marks: R.A.; RAY ADAKAI
- artist: Ray Adakai
- affiliation: Navajo
- markings: RAY ADAKAI
- materials: sterling silver, spiny oyster, onyx, turquoise
- dimensions: 3 1/4" x 2 1/2"
- weight: 44 grams
- closure: locking c-clasp bar pin
- condition: excellent vintage condition with light oxidation and wear
- style number: JP458