A rare combination of exquisite workmanship, elegant design, and luxurious material, this bolo is a visual statement of opulence, excellence, and magnificence.
The magnificence of materials, design, and workmanship, all the result of this multi-talented artist’s skill, experience, and artistry.
Acclaimed for his impressionistic paintings, as much as he has been honored for beautiful jewelry, Teddy is also a community leader, advocate for Native artists, and dedicated basketball coach – and, son of a heroic, Navajo Code Talker.
This spectacular bolo combines rectangles, circles, and fabulous stones, with an awesome, dazzling, result.
A superb, incredibly large and high, natural Morenci turquoise, follows the almost-oval form of the silver base.
Pyrite (fool’s gold) matrix, typical of the highest quality Morenci stones, looks like an aerial map of the land and brilliant blue ocean.
That intense teal blue is also a sign of the best Morenci turquoise, as is the unusual height of the stone.
The muted and textured gleam of the pyrite is echoed in the textured silver rectangles above and below the stone.
A quartet of natural, pink coral stones flanks both pairs of textured silver, separated by a pair of polished silver in the same size and shape.
The soft hue of the coral complements but doesn’t compete with, the remarkable turquoise.
References to the ocean are subtly found in the natural coral, the sandy texture of the silver, as well as that superlative blue stone.
The artist has fashioned elegantly tapered, plain silver tips, that do not distract from the splendor of the bolo itself.
This fabulous piece is the epitome of luxurious materials, outstanding skill, and fabulous design that highlights the exceptional stones.
It is a new classic, and future museum piece, that you will enjoy endlessly, created by a major figure in Native arts.