Born in 1978, Albert Lee was a fifth generation Navajo Silversmith and master jeweler who was inspired and mentored by his father, Alfred Lee Sr. Albert specialized in high grade, rare turquoise and semi-precious stones set in heavy gauge sterling silver and/or gold. His jewelry includes everything from stunning cuffs, with and without stones, to ten strand necklaces. His talent for blending traditional with contemporary Navajo designs was astounding.
Albert’s process began with finding the finest turquoise, spiny oyster shell, coral, lapis and sugilite and would pair them with high quality silver and gold settings. Hand stamped and carved details are added to many pieces. His ability to balance the weight of his jewelry, makes his collection very wearable and comfortable. Catching the eye of many, his jewelry was even featured in Ralph Lauren ads.
Albert was always a pleasure to speak with and a very humble soul. Sadly, he passed away in April 2022 at the young age of 44 leaving behind a loving family, loyal friends and a beautiful legacy.