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Navajo Turquoise Mountain Sterling Silver Necklace


Item Number: DR 1549
Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
Artist: Betty Lee
Medium: Sterling silver and turquoise
Age: 2020
Dimensions: 27” in length



The striking necklace is made with eight Turquoise Mountain 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.

The cabochons show spectacular play of color in the host matrix complimented by the turquoise.  Each cabochon has a heavy matrix ranging from dark brown to gold in color. This matrix makes for beautiful combinations with the green and turquoise color variations of the stone. The cabochons are quite substantial in size and range in size from ¾” – 7/8” wide and are 1 ¼” in length.

Accents on the top of each cabochon add to the unique design. Each of the cabochons is set in a plain bezel and is surrounded by a double hand stamped leaf design with a braided rope border and silver beads on either side.

Turquoise Mountain is located in the copper rich Mineral Park Mining District in Mohave County, Arizona. The turquoise is a beautiful blue green seen many times with a golden or brown web due to the heavy influx of copper. It is a unique turquoise found close to the Kingman deposits.

Condition: Excellent – original condition
Provenance: Acquired from a private collector