Beautifully fabricated in highly polished silver, this pendant is in the traditional “ketoh” style, based on the silver-embellished leather bow- guards that were worn to protect the wrist when shooting arrows.
Leonard’s path to highly respected silversmith was not traditional: From heavy equipment operator to manipulator of fine tools in delicate designs seems a long road, but with some mentoring from the late, great Gibson Nez (no relation), he quickly found the way.
This pendant shows his skill, design sense, and a lovely stone.
The sinuous curves of the pendant are applied onto a silver base that was darkened to a velvety black.
Glistening, the polished silver is a beautiful contrast to the dark background, allowing every graceful form and detail to show up precisely.
The high-domed turquoise in the center is Bisbee, prized for its rarity and luscious blue color. We are not sure if this stone is natural or stabilized, so we make no claim.
It is definitely a glorious, rich blue, with a touch of the maroon matrix characteristic of Bisbee, and beautiful.
Nicely sized to be worn by men, as well as women, this handsome pendant is flawless in execution and splendid in design.