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SPOTLIGHT
PhilSbracelet

A very fine piece created by the late Phil Sekaquaptewa from the village of Hotvela on Third Mesa. Overlay, hollow ware and inlay work combine to make this a stunning contemporary bracelet. Note the cutaway on the interior to reveal the ironwood. 1 1/8 inch at the widest point. 5.25 inches with a 1.25 inch opening. ON HOLD

(Tucson)

PhilSbracelet

By Michael Roanhorse Crawford, these tufa >> cast earrings are set with spiderweb turquoise from the Kingman Mine. 3.5 inches long. $480.

PhilSbracelet
PhilSbracelet
PhilSbracelet

Tim Herrera of Cochiti Pueblo is, in my opinion, an up-and-coming artist of the sort where people will wish they had purchased his work "back when". Here is your chance for "now": a beautiful pair of dangle earrings. 2.75 inches long. $180.

Arlandbracelet

Arland Ben is deservedly well-known for his very fine silver and gold jewelry - especially his overlay work. He outdid himself on this bracelet of sterling and 18kt gold set with five pieces of natural turquoise from the Landers Mine. The two smallest stones came from an older pair of sterling earrings and the three middle pieces came from a gold earring and ring set originally purchased in 1976 (we have the original receipt). Exceptional. 1 3/8 inch wide. 5 1/4 with a 1+ inch opening. $18,500.

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Photograph copyright by Arland Ben 2014

jcbraceleta

By Jennifer Curtis, this wonderfully patterned hammerwork and repousse bracelet is set with a piece of natural turquoise in an 18 kt gold bezel. The bracelet is 2 inches wide. 5.5 inches with a 1 inch opening. $1400. (There is a close-up photo of the gold bezel and stone in Jewelry Gallery 1)

(Santa Fe)

Lyndon

Lyndon Tsosie fashioned this stunning bracelet inspired by a petroglyph motif and inlaid with lapis lazuli, coral, fossilized ivory and charoite and topped with a piece of wonderful, natural spiderweb turquoise from the Lone Mountain Mine. 5.25 inches with a 1 inch opening. Just over 2.5 inches across atthe widest point. $2400. (Santa Fe)

maktinapendant

Another stunning inlaid pendant by Duane Maktima that shows his unique eye for color and unusual stones. This is inlaid with pale blue-grey chalcedony, purple sugilite, red-orange carnelian, opal and a unique, almost translucent form of serpentine found only in Oregon. Beautiful texture on the reverse, utilizing a technique known as reticulation. Not including the bale, the pendant is 1.75 inches long and 1 inch across. $1800. (Santa Fe)

er3

A phenomenal pair of 14kt gold earrings set with natural spiderweb turquoise from the Indian Mountain Mine in Nevada and accented by two coral beads. Robert Sorrell is one the finest metalsmiths out there, in our opinion. $1875 2.25 inches long. (Santa Fe)