Like her award-winning husband, Hank Whitethorne, Olivia is well-known for dramatic, large-scale, show-stopping jewelry.
Here, however, she has created a sweeter, more modest and traditional piece.
Honoring the importance of the horse, in Navajo culture and history, she fashioned an abstract, but charmingly recognizable horse, and applied a rainbow-hued horseshoe over that.
The horse is silver, overlaid on a base of silver, with delicately detailed head, mane, and tail. (Hank is a rodeo-er, so Olivia knows her horses!)
Enclosed in a silver box, the lucky horseshoe displays expertly inlaid stones.
Natural red coral, bright blue turquoise, deep blue lapis, and touches of black onyx, add vibrancy to the polished silver.
The tips are simple, handmade, tapered silver cylinders that gleam like the horse, and complement, not distract from, the bolo itself.
Her father was an honored Code-Talker, and her husband is a famous silversmith, but Olivia stands on her own as an accomplished, happily collected jeweler.
A handsome bolo for horse-lovers, bolo-lovers, and everyone who likes original, finely made jewelry.