The Easy Rider ring is reminiscent of 1940’s “biker rings”. The aftermath of the Mexican Revolution devalued the Peso to being almost worthless. Resourceful Mexican blacksmiths forged coins into objects of higher value, like jewelry. A certain style of signet ring was a popular item. These rings were first discovered by American motorcycle clubs in the 1940s. They were a much sought after item due to the ban on brass knuckles. A fist full of Mexican biker rings made a nice replacement.
Somebody out there needs a silver cuff that will become their signature piece. Actually, in my opinion, everyone needs a signature piece, be it jewelry, a hat, a pocket knife, whatever. Everyone should own something that if people saw it on another person they might call the cops because it was surely stolen.
The Nez Perce Horse is a spotted horse breed derived from old-line Appaloosa (the Wallowa herd) and Central-Asians horses belonging to the Akhal-Teke breed. After the end of the Nez Perce War in the 1870s, many of the horses belonging to the tribe were confiscated by the U.S. Army and sold off or killed. The Nez Perce people that survived the war were forced to settle on reservations and coerced to become farmers rather than horse breeders. They were allowed to keep few horses, and were forced by the authorities to mate their stallions with Quarter Horse mares to create horses deemed more suitable for agriculture. In 1994, the Nez Perce tribe in Idaho started a horse breeding program with the idea of crossbreeding Appaloosa horses with Akhal-Teke horses to produce a new breed: The Nez Perce Horse. These earrings pay tribute to the Nez Perce, their amazing horsemanship skills and their devotion to the appaloosa breed.
This beauty will be available on Friday. I’m still madly in love with wild horse magnesite and there are several pieces in the new collection with this gorgeous stone. The SHOP UPDATE will be 9 AM THIS FRIDAY.