This younger silversmith's jewelry reflects his traditional lifestyle, with an infusion of modern design. Uniquely, his sterling silver comes from the last, completely hand-operated and locally owned Indian Reservation silver mine in America. That makes it special from below the ground, up.A fresh take on the traditional tab necklace, this piece combines different colors of turquoise, with accents of spiny oyster shell – purple and orange/white – with abalone shell, for its iridescent sparkle. There is also one lone azurite stone , a combination of green malachite and a lapis-like blue in the same stone. It is just to the left of the center turquoise, in our photo. Similar shapes, similar colors, with a few complementary accents, gives the tabs a unifying esthetic, while the differing sizes and widths gives the necklace a welcome liveliness.The silver in the links comes from the Rain Cloud mine.They are each hand stamped with a traditional rug pattern, which also represents the four corners of the world. Together with the richly colored stones, this makes for a piece that makes a statement with a cultivated, casual accent. Terrific with everything you own, this necklace will be a favorite, as well as a tasteful attention-getter.
Sterling Silver, Natural Turquoise, Sugilite, Spiny Oyster Shell, Abalone Shell
Largest Turquoise Stone: 1″ W x 1 7/8″ H; Smallest Turquoise Stone: 5/8″ W x 1 1/8″ H Length: 25″