A well-proportioned, handsomely stamped cross, with the addition of a bright blue turquoise heart at the center. The artist is one of many, unsung but gifted, who work away at well-made, hand fabricated jewelry that is accessible and interesting.
The four-square shape of the cross echoes the Native concept of blessings extending to all four corners of the earth. Along with the precise, deep and symmetrical stamp work that gives the piece a traditional look, augmented by the antique silver finish. The stamped bail is actually a shepherd’s hook, so you can slip this on any set of beads, heishi, chain, or collar.
Blue turquoise, as blue as the sky reflected in water, suggests the ultimate Native blessing in the southwest. A handsome blend of cultures and faith, with an appealing presence; well-made and well-priced.