Southwestern artist Ted Secatero, has used a single cabochon of Chrysocolla as the focal point of this lovely pendant. The stunning, dark, blue-green stone is mounted on a simple, yet elegant sterling silver platform. The size, color and design of this pendant is a real attention-getter.
Chrysocolla is mined in the former USSR and Zaire as well as Chile. This stone is known for its healing abilities. It is believed to strengthen the body's resistance, increase wisdom and peace. Chrysocolla promotes level headed-ness, encourages clarity of thought and a neutral, cool attitude during turbulence. It can be used to decrease nervousness and irritability.
This extraordinary cross pendant and beaded necklace was handcrafted by Navajo Native American artist Kenneth Jones with Turquoise and sterling silver.
This sensational sterling silver Turquoise Cross Pendant and beaded necklace was handcrafted entirely by Navajo Native American artist, Kenneth Jones. The large cross pendant features 6 rectangular stones of Turquoise Mountain that are set in a saw-tooth bezel, highlighted with a sterling silver hand-twisted rope design and then set in a large sterling silver cross pendant. The large bale has been expertly hand-stamped and has fluted edges that accommodates the 3-strands of hand-strung Turquoise Mountain beads that perfectly match the cross pendant. On the reverse side of the cross you will find that you have an additional look because the cross is entirely sterling silver and is beautifully decorated with hand-stampings and the artist's hallmark. For an additional look you can wear just the necklace or add one of your own pendants. This necklace is striking, one-of-a-kind and reflects one's style for handcrafted, religious jewelry.
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 art's excellent craftsmanship.
Cecil Ashley, a Navajo Native American silversmith and lapidary artist, has handcrafted this attractive pendant with light denim lapis, black onyx and a pop of color from the the coral stone. This unique, inlay design is convex in shape and expertly set in sterling silver. The artist's craftsmanship is meticulous as well as beautiful. If you are looking for an accessory that will enhance and compliment lots of outfits in your closet, this is it!
Calvin Begay, a Navajo Native American silversmith and lapidary artist handcrafted this stunning Hummingbird pendant with vibrant, genuine, inlaid stones of turquoise, orange spiny oyster, lapis and lab opal set in highly polished sterling silver. The lab created opal reflects different colors of light that highlights the stones perfectly. The bale is accented with turquoise for additional detail. Calvin Begay's skills are meticulous and there is no doubt that this adorable hummingbird will bring you lots of enjoyment.
The Hummingbird symbolizes timeless joy, energy, devotion, wonder and swift action. Known as strong defenders of their territory, the hummingbird is also a symbol for accomplishing that which seems impossible and finding the miracle of joyful living from your own circumstances. It is also a messenger of good news. This Hummingbird certainly represents all of these characteristics.
The artist of this beautiful hummingbird pendant is world renown, Calvin Begay, who was born in Gallup, New Mexico in 1965. Raised in Tohatchi, New Mexico, Calvin learned to make jewelry from his mother and uncle around the age of 10. Calvin has become an accomplished lapidary artist, designer and silversmith, earning the reputation as a master craftsman. In 1989, Calvin Begay was awarded Best of Show at the Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial. His distinguished jewelry has earned numerous awards and is frequently featured in Arizona Highways.
The legendary Kokopelli is 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.
This gorgeous necklace and earring set features a single strand of orange spiny oyster beads with ends that are finished with sterling silver cones and a lobster claw closure for security and comfort. The necklace is adjustable from 16-1/2" to 18-3/4". The beads or chips average 6mm and add texture and interest to this necklace.
The triangular shaped pendant and earrings are styled with the same cobblestone pattern set in sterling silver. Cobblestone refers to the stones that are fit perpendicular to each other like you'd see in a stone courtyard. The sterling silver edges of the pendant and earrings are textured for additional detail.
Wear this necklace and pendant together or for an additional look, you can wear the necklace alone. No matter how you wear this necklace and earrings set, it is going to look stylish, classy and with the style and pop of color you will receive lots of compliments. Well respected Navajo artist Calvin Begay handcrafted this exceptional necklace and earring set.
This is an attractive necklace that features a large center cluster with two side strips that have various shades of red-orange spiny oyster and a matching pair of circular earrings. The stones are surrounded by accents of sterling silver drops on the outer edge and hand twisted rope designs. Handcrafted, cluster jewelry is very intricate and labor intensive because each of the stones were hand-cut, patiently set and secured within the bezel. Each stone perfectly matches all of the other stones in shape and size except for a few oblong, accent stones on the cluster and the side strips. The cluster designs are meticulous in symmetry with incredible craftsmanship. A sterling silver link chain, with a hook and eye closure, finishes the necklace and allows you to adjustment the length of the necklace for different necklines and versatility.
Freddy Charley is one of our favorite artists. His designs are particularly desirable because his traditional Navajo designs and meticulous lapidary work. This pendant of Royston Turquoise has a sterling silver platform with a hand-twisted rope design and hand-cut edges. The beaded necklace is composed of 5 mm Royston Turquoise round beads, a slightly flattened or disc shaped bead and an occasional 3 mm sterling silver bead. This beaded necklace and pendant compliment each other flawlessly. The ends are finished with a hook and eye closure for comfort and security.
This 18" necklace can be worn with the matching pendant, it can be worn alone or the pendant can be worn with one of your own sterling silver chains for a variety of looks with different necklines in your wardrobe.
Freddy Charley the Navajo Native American artist is a self-taught silversmith. He is married with 3 children.
This is a feminine, classy turquoise and amethyst hand-beaded necklace by Navajo Native American artist, Helen Deal.
Helen Deal, a Navajo Native American artist, has designed this elegant and stylish turquoise and amethyst necklace. It is adjustable from 16.5" to 18" so that you can wear it with a variety of different necklines. Helen's use of turquoise and amethyst is very eye-catching and attractive with the complimenting colors and symmetrical beaded pattern that is interesting, unique and well balanced. This one-of-a kind, strikingly beautiful necklace will reflect your personal grace, style and distinction.
This is a classic Navajo beaded necklace that was beautifully handcrafted by Bernice Begay with beads of Turquoise, Orange Spiny Oyster, Picture Jasper and Wild Horse Turquoise. The 3-strand necklace is composed of different shapes and sizes of beads that are vibrant in color. The different amounts of matrix in the polished beads shows off the complimenting colors and gives this necklace its own character and uniqueness. Hand-strung with decorative sterling silver cones on the ends with a hook and eye clasp for long lasting wear, this necklace is a natural beauty, handmade with the finest craftsmanship, for a truly elegant necklace with Southwestern charm.
Navajo Native American artist, Evelyn Yazzie has created this hand-strung beaded necklace with a pattern of 3 turquoise nuggets that are separated by 3 heishi beads and followed with 3 turquoise nuggets and accounts for 9.5", centered on the necklace. The turquoise nuggets average 8-9 mm in size. Both ends of the necklace are strung with 3 mm heishi beads and are finished with a hook and eye for comfort and security. The necklace is 17.25" in length. Notice that the polished turquoise beads match in color, size and shape. This necklace will be striking and fun to wear with so many outfits in your closet including your little black dress or even a white shirt with your favorite pair of jeans. Add a pop of color to your wardrobe!
This is a stunningly, beautiful necklace and earrings set that was handcrafted by well-reputed Navajo Native American silversmith and lapidary artist, Jerry N. Platero. The Stone Cabin turquoise stone is a very pretty shade of green. Jerry Platero is a master of the channel inlay technique and well proportioned pieces. This set has 33 stones that have been individually hand-cut and hand-laid with strips of sterling silver between the stones to make an interesting pattern. The stones are set in a simple bezel and are mounted on a detailed, traditional, sterling silver hand-cut platform. With such attention to detail, this is a unique and strikingly impressive necklace and earring set that any woman would love to wear. Jerry Platero's meticulous, quality craftsmanship is second to none.
Jerry Platero's last name in Spanish literally means, Silversmith. He is a Navajo and lives in Tohajiilee, on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico.
Well-known Navajo Native American artist, Phillip Sanchez, has created a beautiful pendant with a striking aqua-blue, oblong shaped cabochon of Kingman Spider Web Turquoise, from Kingman, Arizona. The natural golden matrix creates an interesting and unique pattern in this featured stone. The flawless execution of the hand-carved border adds stunning detail and southwestern style. This attractive pendant is very eye-catching and will become a welcomed addition to all Native American jewelry collections.
Born in San Felipe, Pueblo in New Mexico in 1951, Phillip Sanchez was a farmer and cattle rancher. He comes from a large family with 13 other siblings. In junior high school, Phillip learned to work with silver. By the time he was in high school he had perfected his technique of making beautiful jewelry. He quickly gained the reputation as a highly skilled Native American artist. This piece certainly underscores he skills.
This 30" necklace certainly showcases this Southwestern art form with 15 strands of beautiful red heishi style beads cascading down for a simple, elegant, graceful look that is highly sought after by collectors. This necklace will compliment so many of the outfits in your closet that it will become your favorite accessory. For an additional look, add your own pendant.
This 30" necklace certainly showcases this popular southwestern art form with 15 strands of vibrant apple green heishi style beads cascading down for a simple, elegant, graceful look that is highly sought after by collectors. This necklace has a soft cotton thread, known as squaw wrap, that is wrapped around the back 6 1/8" of the necklace for comfort so that your neck will not scratch or itch. This necklace is perfect for those summer outfits that need a pop of color. For an additional look, add your own pendant or layer this necklace with others. Handmade by Charlene Little
For coordinating accessories, Click Here
This beautiful matching southwestern necklace and earring set was handcrafted with inlaid black onyx, tiger eye, picture jasper and lab opal set in sterling silver.
This 30" necklace certainly showcases this southwestern art form with 15 strands of beautiful aqua-turquoise beads cascading down for a simple, elegant, graceful look that is highly sought after by collectors. This necklace will compliment so many of the outfits in your closet that it will become your favorite accessory. For an additional look, add your own pendant or lay with other necklaces.
This is a simple yet great turquoise necklace. The hand-strung turquoise nuggets of various shapes and sizes will add a pop of color to any outfit. Try it with you favorite jeans and white shirt or your cute black dress. This necklace will quickly become your go-to accessory.
This dainty heart pendant was handcrafted by Navajo Native American Lapidary artist, Ervin Hoskie, whose work can be found in the Heard Museum and other fine galleries in the American Southwest. This pendant may be dainty but its impact of romance and love is big and bold.
Ervin used hand-cut stones of orange-red Spiny Oyster and one stone of White Fire Lab Opal set in the sterling silver, which makes for an interesting and unique design. It takes a skilled artist with a steady hand to be able to inlay stones with such precision. This work of art is the perfect example of the exceptional skills of the Native American culture, along with a flair of modern style.
In the Native American culture, as in many other cultures, the heart is a symbol of love and romance, joy, compassion and charity. This heart pendant certainly conveys those feelings.
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.
Jerold Francisco, a Navajo Native American artist, handcrafted this attractive pendant with a tear drop shaped, black onyx stone and a hand-carved platform of sterling silver. The smooth clean lines of this design reveals a simple elegance that will look great with a dressy or casual outfit.
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!
Click Here for coordinating Earrings
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 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.
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.