Watson is a major, prize-winning jeweler. He was mentored by his uncle, the late, celebrated Fred Kabotie, founder of the “Hopi style” of jewelry and the Hopi Guild (which trained many jewelers).
Watson is especially noted for his flawless workmanship, the high drama of his designs, which relate to Hopi culture and life, and a very effective mixing of silver and gold.
This dramatic pendant has it all.
Overlaid on a base of sterling silver, the 14-karat gold Sunface stands out in gleaming contrast to its darkened background.
The black and gold effect is sumptuous; the gold glows with the warmth appropriate to the sun.
The bail is solid gold, to fit in with the pendant, whose back reveals the sterling silver base.
Modest in size, this is, nevertheless, a boldly decorative pendant.
It would make a sensational pair with the artist’s gold and silver Sunface bracelet, elsewhere on this website, but is marvelous on its own, as well.
Flawless in design, materials, and workmanship, this is a superlative pendant by a celebrated master.