Sterling silver, turquoise bead and Kingman Turquoise
Size: 6 1/4
Capture the rich history and vibrant spirit of Southwestern jewelry making! Crafted with an exquisite turquoise bead at the center, which harkens back to early Navajo, Hopi, and Pueblo jewelry traditions where beads were set like cabochons. This bead also comes from the studio of the famed jeweler, Charles Loloma. I was lucky to get some of the stones and beads from his collection and this is one of the amazing beads bezel set in thick silver.
The center bead is flanked by two Kingman turquoise cabochons. Turquoise is highly sought after by collectors and jewelry enthusiasts alike. With its unique matrix patterns and dazzling colors, this gemstone is an absolute showstopper!