Navajo Turquoise Nugget Necklace
Hand-cut and polished turquoise and oxidized silver come together in this modern Navajo necklace. The turquoise stones are vibrant in color and feature highly contrasted veining. Each stone is separated by a small oxidized silver bead. Finished with a stylized arrow toggle clasp.
Measurements: 21 inches in length and the width of the widest bead is one inch.
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.
Shown with the Navajo Stamped Silver Drop Earrings.