'The Inca was the son of the sun, the supreme deity of the Moche culture,' Patricia Jara says. 'I depict him surrounded by sterling globes that represent the sun's glow. This is why I named this design 'Iridescence.'' She designs the sterling silver ring to showcase a pale green Andean opal.
.925 Sterling silver
Sterling silver and opal
Crown/bezel: 0.7 inches L x 0.8 inches W x 0.2 inches H
In the Andes, the Land of the Four Corners, mountains are sacred. So is culture. The Nazca lines, the Wari glyphs, the Quipu knots and the complex multi-colored textiles of the Incas are all recorded and live on the work of contemporary Peruvian artisans.