Navajo silversmith Albert Jake was born in 1959 at Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico. He has been smithing silver for over fifteen years. Albert’s parents taught him the many steps to fine Navajo silverwork which includes both cluster jewelry as well as beautiful stones in classic Navajo setting. Albert is renowned for the precise detail and execution of his work and for the fine natural stones which he always employs in his pieces. He is also a sand painter and potter. During the summers, he works as a forest firefighter. He signs his pieces A. Jake.