A very well-known artist, Alvin learned the silversmithing trade at an early age from his father, Frank Yellowhorse, and later mastered the techniques of cutting turquoise & other colorful stones into precise little pieces which he uses to assemble intricate designs inspired by his Anasazi ancestors. He has been featured in the Smithsonian’s magazine and has won numerous Blue Ribbons at Santa Fe Indian Market and other well-regarded shows.
This very detailed pendant depicts Monument Valley under the night sky. Located in Southeast Utah and the Northern border of Arizona, near the Four Corners region, Monument Valley is an iconic stretch of land within Navajo Nation.
This amazing view of Monument Valley is enhanced even further with the unbelievable precision micro-inlay that forms the entire scene. The background is made from black Jet, setting the scene at night. Pink and Red Coral, Natural Candelaria Turquoise, New Lander Variscite, Opal, Mother-of-Pearl, and Lapis are all featured throughout, adding layers of color and depth to the entire composition.
The background includes your own little window to the rest of the universe, featuring stars and an Opal comet!
The bezel and bottom edge of the pendant are hand-textured and the bale has stamped designs all around.
This spectacular pendant truly showcases Alvin’s skills and is a standout piece in any collection. Put it on over beads, heishi, or a handmade chain and it will shine no matter the setting!