NAVAJO HANDCRAFTED PENDANT BY LEONARD NEZ
Large oval pendant with high grade Kingman turquoise. Crafted by renown Navajo artist Leonard Nez. Known for his unique overlay patterns he cuts into the silver. His patterns evoke the designs of eagle feathers and clouds. Measuring 2"1/2 in total length with a width of 1"1/4.
Artist: Leonard Nez, Navajo, is from Canoncito, New Mexico. Leonard is a master silversmith who works both in silver and gold and has won awards at some of the most prestigious competitions. Leonard Nez is a quiet and deeply spiritual man who finds his inspiration from the Lord, his daughter and from the people who appreciate his work.
Stone: Kingman Turquoise originates in the Mineral Park Mining District near Kingman, Arizona. One of the largest domestic turquoise mines, it is found in a large open pit copper mine in the high desert country. The Kingman Mine district was first mined by Native Americans; it was part of the most extensive prehistoric workings in Arizona. However, modern production of turquoise dates to the 1880's when James Haas rediscovered the area.