Betty Lee Turquoise Lariat Necklace


Item Number: DR 1548
Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
Artist: Betty Lee
Medium: Sterling silver and Apache Blue Turquoise
Age: 2020
Dimensions:  The necklace measures 27” in length
The turquoise cabochons: range from 1 ½” to 1 ¾” in length and are roughly 1” wide



The striking necklace is made with eight Apache Blue turquoise cabochons in a lariat style. A lariat necklace is a long, linear style necklace that usually has an extra drop extending from the bottom providing the elongated shape.

Each of the eight Apache Blue turquoise cabochons are gently rounded and set in a straight bezel. These are then accented with a twisted wire and stamped background.  The stones are linked together and are attached with single link chain.

The Apache Blue Turquoise Mine is a small open pit mine located near Tonopah, Nevada in the Candelaria Mountain range.

Condition: Excellent – New.
Provenance: Acquired from a private collection.