He is a consistently prize-winning jeweler, who produces finely detailed and well-designed work.
He signs his pieces “Snowhawk”, his Native name, given to him by his grandmother.
This pendant begs for superlatives; it is seemingly perfect, in every way.
A slender, gently teardrop-shaped, natural Carico Lake turquoise is the defining feature. It determined the form of the entire pendant.
The fine stone’s vivid green is shared with matrix that ranges from near-gold to warm brown; a lovely combination.
Allison’s celebrated silver work surrounds the high-set turquoise with a series of decorative borders.
A hand-cut, toothed bezel supports the stone, sitting above a shadowbox that is darkened to a jet black.
The most creative feature of the silver work dances across the dark background: a series of silver diamond shapes, separated by vertical bars of silver.
Flat, polished surfaces glisten brilliantly against that dense black.
The irregular shapes of the gleaming little diamonds, accommodating the rounded oval of the stone, seem to be in festive motion.
This unusual, but delightful, feature gives the pendant its distinctive look.
An equally glistening, rounded border of silver anchors the center, and rests the eye.
Finally, the pendant is framed by an amazingly regular edge of chiseled lines, in slightly rounded silver.
Last, but not least, the bail itself is stamped with a row of diamond shapes, that coordinate with the body of the pendant.
No detail too small for this notable artist! Design, turquoise, and workmanship are all superb
The bail will fit around beads up to 7/16inch diameter ( or, about 3/8″)
Based on tradition, this pendant is tweaked creatively to present a striking and modern look, with flawless skill.