Campitos Turquoise Nugget Necklace FJN1626

Length: 28 1/2”
Metal: Sterling Silver
Layers of cascading color make this 5-strand, Campitos Turquoise & Brown Pin Shell necklace by Navajo jewelry artist Vangie Touchine a go-to piece of your Southwest collection.

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Price: $1,800.00

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Mined in Mexico from the Pino Chueco and Cananea mines in Sonora, Campitos Turquoise was mined extensively in ancient times, with evidence of trade with Native American peoples. Campitos is unique in several ways. It grows in clay as free-form nuggets, rather than as veins which is typical of many North American turquoises. Its color is said to most closely resemble Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, and ranges from a light to medium blue with no matrix, and occasionally pyrite inclusions, giving it a bit of sparkle. A lovely, hard stone with beautiful color, Campitos is a favorite for jewelry artisans. The mine as we know it today, has been producing since the 1980's. Campito in Spanish is a derivative of the word “campo”, meaning “field” or “countryside”.

Authentic Handmade Native American Jewelry
Vangie Touchine is a Navajo jewelry artist. She grew up working with her parents, Ben & Angeline Touchine. Vangie continues to work with her Mother, and continues to create jewelry with her own distinctive styles. Vangie is quickly making a name of her own in the Santa Fe!

Shop the Santa Fe Style Collection for striking contemporary jewelry, handcrafted by artisans who draw on the rich history of the Southwest.

This collection features trending artists popular in the Four Corners and loved by locals here in New Mexico. The jewelry featured here is a fusion of traditional techniques, passed hand-to-hand across generations, and modern artistry.

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