Navajo jeweler Albert Nells began making jewelry in 1972. Albert is a meticulous craftsman. He selects only the finest, natural turquoise, coral and other gemstones from around the world. He then cuts, sets, and polishes the stones in his own silver designs. Albert makes every piece of his jewelry in its entirety. He is famous for developing a unique sleek elegant Art Deco style of jewelry incorporating raised inlay and finely cut cabochons. The color scheme is contemporary yet uses the four sacred colors of white, blue, red, and black. In this way he blends the traditional with the sleek elegance of modern times.