Sterling Beads & Turquoise NecklaceMary Tom
Traditional materials and ancient technique transformed into modern pizazz, by this gifted, award-winning jeweler. Now working on her own, Mary has fashioned a striking necklace that is out of the ordinary. Natural, sky blue turquoise (at least the sky in New Mexico and Arizona!) from the Kingman mine, seems to glow against the darkened and textured silver. Angular, stepped rain symbols of polished silver shine above it, representing that supreme blessing of the desert – water – and adding a strong visual pattern. Similarly gleaming silver frames the shield shape of the piece, with triangular shapes forming a geometric silhouette at the edge. The bail is fashioned to match, with a textured center and polished edges. Finished with a shepherd’s hook, the pendant may be detached and worn with other chains or beads. The splendid, spiderweb turquoise, and its marvelous setting, hang from a necklace of beautiful sterling beads. Beads are one of Mary’s specialities, and these are an artful combination of cylinders and slightly flattened rounds. Every bit is flawlessly fabricated by hand, and beautifully coordinated with the modern pendant. With the pendant detached, the beads are beautiful on their own, as well.With the meticulous workmanship we expect, combined with the design flair she is known for, this is a new triumph of jewelry fabrication for this accomplished artist.
Sterling Silver, Natural Kingman Turquoise
Length: 22 1/2″Pendant Width: 2 1/4″ Pendant Height: 3″