The artist has brought both his Pueblo and Plains ancestry to the creation of this remarkable necklace.
Finely cut turquoise heishi is inlaid into intricately cut silver pieces connected with sterling links.
Foregoing his usual darkened, rough surfaces, Aaron has left the silver smooth and polished. Nevertheless, there is an old-fashioned, traditional feel to this very original piece.
In meticulously hand cut work, the edges of each link are curled into wavelets, evoking the good fortune of finding water in the desert.
The border on top of the center piece resembles the rock formations of Monument Valley. The blue-green turquoise furthers the idea of water, so there is a balance between earth and water elements.
On the reverse side of the pendant, there is a surprise – a beautifully abstract horse applique, honoring the artist’s Plains heritage!
This necklace is reversible. Even though the maker’s marks are on the reverse, they are so discreetly and adroitly placed that they blend into the background.
The silver links are decorated with simple, flowing lines, camouflaging the information.
All eyes are on that wonderfully fluid, sculptural horse, with darkened background areas, to emphasize the forms.
With prizes and museum showings already under his belt, this young jeweler continues to interpret tradition in a uniquely personal way.
With meticulous workmanship, and a very individual design style, his work will endure.
And you will proudly wear this exceptional, reversible and unique necklace.