This simple yet playful sterling silver Kokopelli necklace is just adorable. Navajo Native American artist Ted Secatero is the artist that has hand-cut the lightning bolt with hand carved face features and boots. This necklace is perfect for wearing alone or layering with other necklaces.
The legendary Kokopelli was a hump-backed flute player that served the Native American Indian Indian cultures as a symbol of courtship, fertility and peaceful trade. He is also know for melting the winter snow and bringing about the spring rains for a successful harvest.
Today Kokopelli still represents a positive life force. His message can be anything that brings you happiness. Keeping his likeness near you and those you love can create harmony and centering in an otherwise frustrating world. Kokopelli brings abundance to those he meets. Wearing Kokopelli jewelry conveys best wishes for a joyful life.
These dragonfly earrings will add a unique flair to any outfit. Jim Edward used orange and purple spiny oyster with turquoise inlaid stones to create these nature-inspired earrings.
The Dragonfly represents a connection with water and springtime as well as with renewal. The dragonfly is also considered a messenger of the spirit.
All horse lovers will enjoy wearing these proud, prancing stallion earrings. The orange and red spiny oyster stones, turquoise and lapis inlay is highlighted by the hand-etched sterling silver mane and tail that adds detail and beauty to the design of this noble creature. These earrings are the perfect gift for the horse lover. Don't let them gallop away!
Larson Lee, a skilled Navajo Native American silversmith has created this very attractive cuff bracelet with an eye-catching, oval, orange spiny oyster stone in the center. This vibrant stone really pops and it will compliment all skin tones and outfits. The spiny oyster stone is surrounded by attractive silver work that includes raised sterling silver beads and a decorative center band.
Larson Lee is known for his traditional Navajo styling. His quality craftsmanship is to be admired and appreciated.
The color variations of spiny oyster are a natural characteristic that adds interest and dimension to the stone. This spiny oyster is in its natural and intact state.
John Nelson, a skilled Navajo Native American silversmith has created this very attractive cuff bracelet with an eye-catching, rectangular, orange spiny oyster stone in the center. This vibrant stone really pops and it will compliment all skin tones and outfits.
The stone's smooth bezel is outlined by the hand twisted silver rope design and intricate silver work. The triple split band merges to form one band for comfort and beauty. John Nelson is known for his traditional Navajo styling. His quality craftsmanship is to be admired and appreciated.
The color variations of spiny oyster are a natural characteristic that adds interest and dimension to the design. The spiny oyster is in its natural and intact state.
This Navajo Native American, handcrafted ring by Sheila Francisco has an elevated row of vibrant stones of orange, purple and red spiny oyster along with turquoise and gaspeite that are set in a perfectly polished sterling silver band. The beautiful colored stones are different sizes which also commands special interest through its simple elegance. The sides of this hand-carved band adds a unique design to this ring that is perfect wearing everyday. It makes a perfect addition to your jewelry collection with distinctive southwestern character along with a pop of color.
Navajo Native American artist, Buck Rex, handcrafted this attractive pair of double cross earrings with sterling silver, beautiful, decorative hand stampings and a single round cabochon of Turquoise in the very center. These earrings are beautiful as well as light weight and comfortable.
The cross is a symbol that has sacred meanings in all cultures. These eye-catching cross earrings are set apart from so many others because they display reverence, respect and worship through their excellent craftsmanship.
This whimsical Dragonfly pin was handcrafted by Navajo Native American artist, Leroy Yazzie. The sterling silver body and wings are hand-carved with a Sleeping Beauty Turquoise stone in the center. The artist's craftsmanship is meticulous, making this an attractive pin for your coat, jacket, blazer, suit or scarf.
The Dragonfly represents a connection with water and Springtime as well as with fertility and renewal. The Dragonfly is also considered a messenger of the spirit.
This awesome ring is impressive because of its large size, the unique shape of the Number 8 Turquoise stone, its beautiful bright powder blue-green background with golden spider-web matrix and its meticulous craftsmanship. This interesting stone is mounted on a hand-carved platform that showcases the Turquoise perfectly. The double-split shank merges to one band for comfort and all day long wear. This ring was handmade by Navajo Native American artist, Roberto Concho whose makes traditional Navajo designs.
Number 8 Turquoise was discovered in Eureka County, north of Carlin, Nevada in 1925 and mined in 1929. In its prime, the Number 8 mine produced some of the largest nuggets of turquoise ever found. In 1976 the mine was closed because gold was discovered and the Newton Gold Company claimed the mine. Since that time, no Number 8 Turquoise has been mined making #8 Turquoise highly collectible and increasing the value of the turquoise. This ring would make a great addition to your jewelry collection because it is also valued for its beauty, reputed spiritual and life giving qualities.
The artist of this unique, vibrant, multi-stone ring is Navajo Native American, Ambrose Tsosie. This sterling silver ring has a slightly raised bed of inlay spiny oyster, turquoise and lab created opal, for an interesting design. This handcrafted, southwestern, contemporary styled ring has a highly polished band that is sure to become your favorite ring.
Skilled Navajo Native American artist, Tony Garcia, created this impressive ring featuring a beautiful stone of Number 8 Turquoise set in sterling silver. The hand-cut free form stone is highlighted with 3 silver beads known as rain drops on the left side and a hand-twisted rope design surrounds the rest of this unique stone.
Number 8 Turquoise was discovered in Eueka County, north of Carlin, Nevada in 1925 and mined in 1929. In its prime, the Number 8 mine produced some of the largest nuggets of turquoise ever found. In 1976 the mine was closed because gold was discovered and the Newton Gold Company claimed the mine. Since that time, no Number 8 Turquoise has been mined making Number 8 Turquoise a collector’s item and increasing the value of this turquoise.
Number 8 Turquoise is easily identifiable with its golden brown to black distinctive spider web matrix and unique bright powder blue green background. It has been valued for its beauty and reputed spiritual and life giving qualities.
Larson Lee, a Native American Navajo, who lives near Albuquerque, New Mexico handcrafted this spectacular pendant and beaded necklace with Crow Springs Turquoise and Sterling Silver. This is such an impressive set, not only because of the ample size of the pendant's stone and craftsmanship but also because the stone has gorgeous shades of green turquoise with golden matrix. The color combination is unique and distinctive. Larson Lee's excellent skills makes this a special work of art that is sure to get you lots of compliments.
This is 2-strands of genuine stones of turquoise, black onyx, tiger eye, mother of pearl, several colors of spiny oyster, amethyst, tortoise shell and other stones that make up a colorful, southwestern necklace that will become your "go-to" necklace for so many occasions. Three inches at the ends of the necklace are all tortoise shell for comfort on your neck with sterling silver cones and a hook and eye closure. This fun, dazzling array of hand-strung beads is perfect for accessorizing with your favorite jeans or adding an eye-catching, stylish look with your little black dress. This necklace goes with everything! Add a touch of natural beautiful and have fun!
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Navajo Native American artist, Lillian Yazzie from New Mexico, has created this hand-strung necklace of beautiful turquoise beads with coral and sterling silver spacers. Notice that the polished turquoise beads match perfectly in color, size and shape. Both ends of the necklace are expertly finished with a sterling silver hook and eye closure. This necklace will be striking with so many outfits in your closet including your little black dress or even a white shirt with a pair of jeans.
This sensational sterling silver Turquoise Cross Pendant and beaded necklace was handmade entirely by Navajo Native American artist, Kenneth Jones. The large cross pendant features 10 oval stones of Turquoise that are set in a saw-tooth bezel, highlighted with sterling silver beads, known as raindrops and embellished with intricate hand-stampings. The large bale has been expertly hand-stamped as well to accommodate the beaded necklaces that coordinates with the turquoise in the cross pendant.
The single strand necklace is adjustable from 16" to 18.5" with a lobster claw clasp for security. The necklace has 7.75" of turquoise beads centered on the necklace with 3.75" of small brown heishi beads on both sides of the turquoise with a necklace extender to adjust the length for a variety of looks. This necklace would also look great layered with other necklaces or wear the beaded necklace alone. You have the option to wear this extraordinary necklace and pendant in a variety of ways.
The cross is a symbol that has sacred meanings in all cultures. This cross pendant displays reverence, respect and worship as well as being a beautiful work of art, thanks to the Kenneth Jones excellent craftsmanship.
This beaded necklace will add a beautiful pop of color to any outfit and it is sure to get you lots of compliments! Evelyn Yazzie, the Navajo Native American artist, has hand-strung turquoise and orange spiny oyster nuggets into a stunning accessory. Between the 7-8 mm turquoise nuggets there are clusters of vibrant orange spiny oyster chips and 3 mm sterling silver beads. The beaded pattern is symmetrical and balanced as well as stunning. Imagine the striking look with your little black dress or with your favorite pair of jeans.
Maryanne Spencer, a Navajo Native American, is the talented artist of this traditional styled pendant. Handcrafted with 6 nuggets of Morenci Turquoise set in sterling silver, the artist perfectly placed silver beads among the turquoise and a hand-stamped border to highlight the setting for an impressive work of art. This pendant will get you compliments not only for its size and craftsmanship but for the beauty of the stones and your exceptionally good taste in Native American jewelry.
This Navajo handcrafted ring by Sheila Francisco has an elevated row of vibrant stones of orange and red spiny oyster along with turquoise and gaspeite that are set in a perfectly polished sterling silver band. The beautiful colored stones are different sizes which also commands special interest through its simple elegance. This ring is perfect for wearing everyday and makes a perfect addition to your jewelry collection with distinctive southwestern character.
Larson Lee, a Navajo Native American artist has handcrafted this traditional cuff bracelet with an interesting #8 Turquoise stone. The triangular stone is set in a shadow box setting and embellished with 4 sterling silver raindrops (beads) and a hand-carved border. The 3 highly polished sterling silver bands merge to form one band for style and comfort. This unique and meticulously handcrafted bracelet by Larson Lee is one of a kind. It's interesting style will be admired and cherished for many years to come.
Skilled Navajo Native American craftsman, Larson Lee, has created this impressive cuff bracelet made of sterling silver and Sunnyside Turquoise. A hand-twisted silver rope surrounds the plain bezel which is mounted on a platform that has been hand-cut with serrated edges. Three sterling silver bands make up the bracelet that comes together to form one band for style, comfort and a look of Southwestern perfection.
Sunnyside Turquoise is from the Tuscarora mountain range located in the northeast part of Nevada. This mine is no longer in operation which adds to the value of this stone. In the 1970s, Sunnyside Turquoise was shipped to Arizona and New Mexico when Indian tribes began to use this stone in their jewelry. Sunnyside Turquoise is known for its hardness and stunning color.
This is a delightful pair of dangle, post earrings, handcrafted with Turquoise set in Sterling Silver. The variety of stone shapes, sizes and accents of sterling silver rope add interest for an enchanting, eye-catching work of art. Notice how beautifully the back of the earrings have been finished. These earrings will look great on you!
All horse lovers will enjoy this proud, prancing stallion pendant that was handcrafted with vibrant stones of orange and purple spiny oyster, turquoise, black onyx, lapis and lab created opal. This horse has 12 hand-cut and hand-laid stones that are set in hand polished sterling silver in an intriguing pattern that adds detail and beauty to the design of this noble creature. Notice the meticulous craftsmanship of this spirited steed.
This pendant is the perfect gift for the horse lover. Don't let this one gallop away.
Hopi Native American artist, Darin Silas has handcrafted a beautiful cuff bracelet using Hopi sterling silver Overlay with a Dragonfly design.
This cuff bracelet is an incredible work of art and a magnificent piece of history! It was handcrafted by award-winning, Hopi Native American master silversmith, Darin Silas, whose jewelry can be found in the finest museums and galleries. Darin Silas is celebrated for his complex details and intricacies that takes a steady hand, many painstaking hours to complete with skills that have been handed down through many generations. The artists obtained his inspiration for this bracelet from his culture and the Hopi way of life.
Darin Silas has handcrafted in sterling silver his personal expression of the Dragonfly that is regarded as a symbol of springtime, fertility and renewal. The dragonfly is also considered a messenger and its connection with water is represented on each side of the dragonfly with wave symbols.
Darin Silas, a Hopi Native American artist is from the Hopi Parrot Class of Sichmovi. He signs each of his handcrafted pieces with his personal hallmark, a parrot.
Charles Johnson, a Hopi Native American, is the artist of this great ring, that is open in the front. The traditional symbols represent renewal, direction and change which were created in a process known as "Overlay" that includes using two layers of sterling silver. The top layer contains the hand-carved recessed symbols within the sterling silver. This ring is unusual because it is open in the front and the symbols wrap around the band.
If you are looking for a ring for a man with a large hand, this is the perfect ring! This rectangular ring was handmade by Navajo Native American artist, Ray Jack. He has skillfully used Tiger Eye, Picture Jasper, Black Onyx and Mother of Pearl to create a masculine, mosaic pattern set in heavy sterling silver. Each hand-cut stone was carefully hand-set and meticulously edged with sterling silver strips. The handsome shank frames the setting and has been buffed to a beautiful luster. This ring is bold and beautiful!
The Native American Navajo lapidary artist, Larson Lee, handcrafted this necklace and earrings set with a hand-twisted sterling silver rope that frames the stone and a hand-carved platform. This pendant and earring set is incredible and the perfect accessories to complement your outfits and jewelry collection.
This interesting brown and white stone is called Wild Horse Turquoise. It is not really turquoise as you know it but it is a mixture of magnesite and hematite that is found in the Gila Wilderness Area in southern Arizona. Wild Horse Turquoise basically got its name because the stone has chocolate brown and off white spots that resemble the pattern on an Appaloosa horse.
Now at the age of 83, Effie is still making her beautiful and unique jewelry with the help of her 3 daughters. Her distinctive snake designed jewelry is still in high demand and is known world-wide. Her work is stamped EFFIE C. - ZUNI which is the family hallmark used by Effie and her daughters.
This is an attractive pair of post earrings created in sterling silver. Lorraine Chee, a Zuni artist has hand-stamped the earrings with a design that adds dimension and interest. These earrings will look great with a little black dress or with a casual outfit. These earrings go with everything.
This is an eye-catching needlepoint turquoise and coral pendant that was masterfully handcrafted in the traditional concentric setting by Calo Lacardello, a Zuni Native American artist. The needlepoint design is very intricate and labor intensive because each of the 21 turquoise and coral stones were hand-cut and hand-polished into a needlepoint design then diligently set and patiently secured in the sterling silver setting. Each long, narrow, rectangular stone perfectly matches all of the other stones in color, shape and size. The cluster design is meticulous in symmetry and expertly accented with uniform silver beads that highlight the outer edge. When you wear this stunning pendant, you are wearing a cultural design of Zuni Turquoise and Coral that is sure to become a valued and cherished addition to your jewelry collection that will stand the test of time in design and value.
Zuni Native Americans, Anson and Letitia Wallace, are the remarkably talented husband and wife lapidary and silversmith artists of this extraordinary bracelet. This work of art has five rows of Coral across the front of the bracelet that have been expertly hand-cut and hand-set in sterling silver. Each row of Coral is 2-1/8" in length and consists of 8 raised convex stones that are separated by sterling silver strips in a channel inlay setting. The craftsmanship is meticulous and the design of this bracelet is incredible with its simple elegance.
In the front, the width of the bracelet is 7/8" and gradually tapers to 7/16" at the terminal ends. From end-to-end the bracelet measures 5-3/8" plus a gap of 1-1/8". This bracelet will fit a wrist that is 6-1/2".
This exquisite, contemporary Zuni Coral inlay bracelet is brand new and in perfect condition. It looks beautiful with all skins tones and makes a thoughtful gift for that special person in your life.
Amy Quandelacy is the Zuni Native American artist of this Hummingbird ring with Turquoise and Lab Created Opal set in sterling silver.
Amy Quandelacy, is the Zuni Native American artist that handcrafted this Hummingbird inspired ring with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and Lab Created Opal. The center swirl design is all intricate inlay work and is the symbol of the mated pair of birds. Humminingbirds represent devotion, permanence, eternity and life cycles. Hummingbirds are also known as ferocious fighters and defenders of their territory.
This beautiful ring is a perfect representation of the meaning of the Hummingbird and would make the perfect gift for that special person in your life.
This is an impressive needlepoint turquoise ring that was masterfully handcrafted in the traditional concentric setting. Needlepoint jewelry is very intricate and labor intensive because each of the 26 turquoise stones were perfectly hand-cut and diligently set and secured within the saw-tooth bezel. Each straight and narrow turquoise stone perfectly matches all of the other stones in shape, color and size. Native American Zuni artist, Joyce Vacit's needlepoint design is meticulous in symmetry and expertly accented with detailed silver work. Uniform silver beads highlight each turquoise stone around the outer edge which draws your eye to fully appreciate the beauty of this exquisite piece of jewelry. When you wear this stunning turquoise needlepoint ring, I know that you will enjoy the many compliments that you will receive. This beautiful ring really makes a statement!