Born in Zuni Pueblo, he now lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with his family.
He learned to make fine, traditional jewelry, with beautiful stones in classic Navajo settings, from his parents.
Albert is renowned for the precise detail and execution of his work, and for the exceptional, natural stones which he always uses.
Multi-talented, he is also a sand painter and potter. Moreover, during the summer, he fights forest fires!
This sensational pendant showcases his extraordinary silver work, as well as two, spectacular, natural Blue Moon mine turquoise stones.
Exceptionally large , the natural turquoise stones are a striking mix of blue, and brown matrix; a natural balance of earth and sky.
Each massive stone is encased by sterling silver, immaculately stamped in traditional motifs, and chiseled at the top.
The large bail is stamped in compatible patterns, and scalloped at the edges, for extra charm. It will accommodate beads or heishi up to 3/4-inch in diameter.
This magnificent pendant would also look gorgeous on a broad collar, such as Al Joe’s, elsewhere on our website.
In the classic style of Navajo jewelry, the natural stones are knock-’em-dead noticeable, in size and beauty, and the silver work supports them.
Unlike in olden times, however, the turquoise is carefully cut and polished, and the silver work is impeccably precise and exquisitely delicate.
This sumptuous pendant is a superb example of jewelry tradition brought into the present day, with fabulous turquoise and silver work that matches.
Surely a treasured heirloom, but enjoy it today, and wear it often, with pride and panache.