BC 1297 Albert Jake Necklace set

$2,999.00

A stunning necklace set. The graduated Navajo pearls measure 18″ with the large oval pendant measuring 2 1/2″ in length. A matching set of dangle earrings are also part of the set. Set in solid sterling silver with genuine “water web” Kingman turquoise. The coloring of the stone resembles crystal blue water of the ocean and has a lot of character. Stamped by the artist and his guild stamp. The design that surrounds the stone is referred to as “cold stamping”. It’s a process of straight line stamping with a heavy hammer while the silver is not heated by a torch.

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NAVAJO HANDCRAFTED LARGE PENDANT AND BEADS SET


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.


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.

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