The King of the Plains never looked so elegant!
This renowned jeweler, painter, teacher, activist, and basketball coach also is linked to American history.
His father was one of the heroic Navajo Code Talkers, who devised a code based on the Navajo language that was never broken by the enemy, in World War II. That led to the American victory in the Pacific.
Here, he has set a wondrously interesting, natural Morenci turquoise in glistening sterling silver, elevating the shaggy iconic animal to a sumptuous level.
The turquoise is a fascinating mix of Morenci’s famed blue, softened by white-ish and dark matrix, including its characteristic metallic pyrite.
With its variety of hues, the stone is unusually eye-catching, and a beautiful complement to the smooth, plain silver of the base.
A well-cut silver “beard” extends beneath the piece, which, along with the gracefully formed horns, depict the very suave buffalo.
Deep cuts in the bezel and a second border stamped like a silver rope add glittering texture and suggest the buffalo’s shaggy pelt.
This pendant is tasteful, but with a little edge; creative, impeccably fabricated, and with a remarkably beautiful stone.
This celebrated jeweler hits another, artistic home run!