Beautiful cross necklace set. Made of solid sterling silver and genuine Golden Hills turquoise. The set features a bead necklace measuring 18" in length with silver and Larimar stone beads. The silver beads vary in size from approximately 5mm to 15mm. The pendant (4" x 3") has 6 Golden Hills turquoise stones that are surrounded by deep stamping and repousse´work. Matching earrings are a dangle wire design and measure 2" in length. This is an outstanding piece from this artist.
Artist: Handcrafted by renowned Navajo artist Albert Jake. Albert Jake was born in 1959 in the Zuni Pueblo south of Gallup, New Mexico. He learned silversmithing from his parents. He specializes in traditional set stones and cluster jewelry with intricate stamp work. He has been smithing since 1987. He also creates sand-paintings and makes pottery. During the summers he works as a forest fire fighter. He lives with his wife and two daughters today in Rahmah, New Mexico, near the Zuni Pueblo.