Navajo tumbled turquoise necklace
This impressive Navajo necklace features 58 tumbled turquoise stones in a delicately graduated formation. This necklace highlights the beauty of natural turquoise and offers a subtle spectrum of the beloved gemstone’s hue. Complete with sculptural sterling silver cones just before the clasp.
This contemporary piece was handmade by Navajo artists living and working in New Mexico. Measures 20" long. Graduated stones range from 3/4" to 1 1/2" in diameter.
On a tour of New Mexico in the winter of 1929-1930, Dr. Barnes acquired a large number of turquoise and silver jewelry pieces, which are displayed alongside paintings and other objects. As with all of his purchases, he chose pieces according to the principles of light, line, color, and form. Our retail collection of Native American jewelry is from the Navajo reservation in New Mexico, where the same artistic traditions Dr. Barnes admired continue in jewelry making practices today. You can enjoy the beauty and grace of this timeless style with pieces made by contemporary designers working in long-held traditions.