As in all his perfectly crafted, award-winning work, this pendant is beautifully designed and proportioned. Nothing can be added nor anything taken away; it is just right. A lovely homage to the horse – important to the Navajo before the era of pickup trucks – this modestly sized pendant contrasts texture and materials.
An abstract, but recognizable horse gleams in 14-karat gold, against the hammered texture of the silver shield. The silver bail is left plain and polished, matching the shiny gold, but also continuing the silver material throughout. Each element is crisp, precise, and meticulously fabricated by hand.
Slip this on tiny silver beads, a silver collar (Al makes especially wonderful ones), a chain, or heishi. This is graceful, elegant and handsome jewelry for a horse-lover who appreciates high quality.