This beautiful, blue stone, Larimar, was first discovered in the Dominican Republic in the 1970's. The stone's unique light blue color with gray matrix is believed to be the color of the ocean in tropical areas and represents peace, clarity, healing and love. Talented Navajo Native American artist Betty Bitsie, created this pendant with a large, beautiful Larimar stone and that has a saw-tooth bezel, hand-twisted rope design and hand-carved platform that are cut with precision. Betty Bitsie has even handcrafted a flower in the sterling silver on the bale for added detail. Wear this pendant on a sterling silver chain or with a beaded necklace that you already have. It is beautiful!
Lee Thompson has used a single cabochon stone of Chrysocolla as the focal point of this lovely pendant. The stunning emerald colored stone is mounted on a platform that is accented with sterling silver beads and hand-stampings. The bale is even hand stamped which calls attention to the meticulous handcrafted skills of the artist. The size, color and design of this pendant is a really attention getter.
Chrysocolla is mined in the former USSR and Zaire as well as Chile. This stone is known for its healing abilities among the Native American cultures. It is believed to strengthen the body's resistance, increase wisdom and peace. Chrysocolla promotes level headedness, encourages clarity of thought and a neutral, cool attitude during turbulence. It can be used to decrease nervousness and irritability.
This contemporary bracelet, with its red Spiny Oyster stones and glimmering Lab Created Opal, look simply amazing together. Tom Ronal, the Navajo Native American silversmith and lapidary artist has certainly mastered the mosaic channel inlay technique. It takes an experienced craftsman with meticulous skills to accomplish the precise angular cuts that he has incorporated into this bracelet. Notice how he has designed the mosaic pattern with exact symmetry. The stones are framed in sterling silver with hand-carved details. This beautiful cuff bracelet looks perfect with all skin tones. No doubt that it will become a piece of jewelry to be admired and cherished for many years to come.
Lab Created Opal is a synthetic material that is grown in a lab and is known for its durability, hardness and its ability to maintain its brilliance. Lab Created Opal does not absorb moisture or oil that can lead to cracks like natural Opal can, which is why so many prefer Lab Created Opal. The semi-transparent Lab Opal's popularity comes from the fact that it exhibits distinctive flashes of color as it is illuminated in different lights, which you can see in the pictures.
Opal is said to be one of the most powerful of the healing stones. Opal is also known to bring out one’s inner beauty, aids the memory and provides faithfulness in relationships.
This adorable bear pendant is the creation of Steve Francisco, a well-know Navajo Native American artist. Steve used stones of turquoise, orange and purple spiny oyster, black onyx and shimmering lab created opal, set in sterling silver. The artist has mastered the inlay technique with craftsmanship that is meticulous as well as beautiful. This pendant is also reversible with textured background and a spirit line that is embellished with a purple spiny oyster stone.
To the Native American culture, the Bear is the Guardian of the West and has the power to heal and transform human passions into true wisdom. The Bear represents the healing power within every living thing. It is a symbol of strength, courage, leadership and the power within the soul.
This bracelet has 15 vibrant, red-orange spiny oyster stones that are slightly raised in a channel inlaid setting. The stones beautifully curve with the sterling silver bracelet. Each spiny oyster stone is separated with sterling silver strips and highlighted with a silver border on each side of the setting. This eye-catching bracelet is perfect for wearing alone or for stacking with other bracelets. The impeccable craftsmanship, contemporary flair and understated elegance of this bracelet will look stunning on anyone's wrist.
The color variations of spiny oyster is a natural characteristic and should not be mistaken for cracks or flaws in craftsmanship. The spiny oyster is in its natural and intact state.
Spiny Oyster is one of the most popular shells that the Native Americans use in jewelry making. Found in the Sea of Cortez, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, Spiny Oyster is prized for their great colors of orange, red, pinks, brown, yellow, white and purple.
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.