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Martinez and Gasper, Carved Turquoise Leaf Necklace

Martinez and Gasper, Carved Turquoise Leaf Necklace

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Artist:
Martinez, Calvin
Tribal Affiliation:
Navajo
Dimension List for Sets:
Necklace length 22in Pendant height 2in width 1.5in Earring height
Main Stone:
Smith Turquoise
Setting Type:
bezel
Chain Type:
draw-flat-cable
Clasp Type:
easy-hook
Metal:
Sterling Silver
Metal Stamp:
Sterling
Hallmark:
"C.MTZ" in an arrowhead with NAVAJO above it
Age (circa date):
New

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Navajo silversmith Calvin Martinez made this amazing necklace. Calvin brings the Trading Post lots of great pieces of handmade art, but believe it or not this is the first necklace we have ever had by this talented artist. He has taken eleven pieces of hand carved Smith Turquoise stones by Zuni artists Pete & Dinah Gasper and surrounded them with a floral silver design. The American rocks have a wonderful character due to the thickness of the stone and the deep realistic carved leaf lines. Each stone is a bluish green color with hints of webbed matrix running through the domed stones. The perfect silver work adorns the turquoise leaves and includes twist wire, stamp work, beads, and fancy wire work. Calvin has strung the pieces on a handmade chain that is filled with Southwest character and he includes a pair of matching pierced earrings. This is a rare collectible and will give you an excellent Zuni and Navajo artists collaboration piece.