Larry Smith provides us with intricately crafted jewelry inspired by the heritage of the north Amercian Natives, heavily influenced by the traditional style of the late 1800s to 1940s. Adding a modern twist to the pieces, the skilled craftsmen work carefully to make certain that each piece is produced as a beautifully designed, handcrafted masterpiece.
Silver ring made by hand in Japan by Larry Smith. Inspired by Native American jewelry from the so called "Fred Harvey era" dating back to the early 20th century.
The word Concho, sometimes spelled Concha is a common symbol used in Native American silver jewelry. The wordcomes from the Spanich word meaning shell and one theory of the origin of the symbols use in Native jewelry is that the Navajo adapted it after they had first seen it used by the Spanish Mexicans.
The Butterfly as a symbol is often seen in Native American jewelry and it is said to be an image of transformation. It can be seen as a messenger from the spirit world, a communicator in dreams, and a symbol of peace.
- Larry Smith Shell And Buttterfly Ring RG-0038 - Silver - Stamped with shell concha and butterfly symbols - Hand made by Larry Smith in Japan