Serpentine, sinuous, and fluid, this lovely pendant brings a refreshing creativity to contemporary Native jewelry.
Ophelia Garcia – a major, nationally recognized talent, and wife of painter/jeweler Ted Draper Jr. – creates pieces whose design, esthetics and execution are of the highest order – and always very feminine.
Here, the natural variscite forms a voluptuous oval that nestles within one of the beautiful, ribbon-like curves of the inlaid silver.
It sits high above the embracing silver bezel, cut into a row of vertical lines that contrast with the lavish swirl of the inlaid silver.
The inlay is of natural, rich red coral; the slightly raised stones set individually, without any metal separations.
Scintillating, polished silver sets off the blazing coral and lacy-webbed variscite, which is an exquisite, tender green, with a delicate matrix pattern.
The shimmering silver flows like a river. Out on the high desert of Navajo lands, water is the ultimate good luck.
Dramatic, but graceful, this pendant has a fascinating design, full of restrained elegance.
Beautiful to behold, this pendant is surprisingly accommodating to almost any other color.
It will be worn and enjoyed – and complimented – often.
NOTE: There are other, matching pieces in this design series. Call or email us for more information and photos.