Carico Lake Turquoise Pendant FJP0826

Length: 3"
Width: 2 1/4"
Metal: Sterling Silver
Stones: Carico Lake Turquoise
Striking design & masterful craftsmanship in this Sterling Silver Carico Lake Turquoise pendant featuring traditional Navajo hand-stamping & shaped wire techniques by Diné silversmith Lorenzo Juan.

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Price: $625.00

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Carico Lake Turquoise has an astonishing color palette. Ranging from highly unique electric greens to sky blue; from teal to mossy, earthy greens. And rarely, a nugget with both earth and sky color. The highest grade Carico Lake Turquoise is gem-quality American turquoise. Originally known as Stone Cabin, and then Aurora #8, Carico Lake Turquoise has a colorful history for a dried-up lake bed in a remote part of Lander County. The mine has come to rest with the owner of Sunwest Silver Company, Ernest Montoya.

Stamping to decorate silver is a technique uniquely mastered by Diné silversmiths, who are renowned for their detailed stamp work. Stamps for making jewelry are made from steel or iron, and the hammering of deep stamping is strong physical work. Stamps are often unique to a specific artist, and may have been passed down through a family of silversmiths over many generations.

Authentic Handmade Native American Jewelry
Lorenzo Juan began to silversmith in 1969 at 15 years old and hasn’t stopped since. Lorenzo has explored a wide variety of jewelry styles, starting out in his early years with braided silver styles, honing his torch techniques and beginning to execute the high-end jewelry including overlay work that he is recognized for today.One of Lorenzo’s favorite projects involved the petroglyphs from primitive rock art that his Native ancestors left from prehistoric times. Incorporating overlay styles to complete the work, he is satisfied with the extra time and care it took. He tells us, “In the end it is worth the time, because if done right, it looks amazing!”

With hand-picked stone straight from our mine in Nevada, the Carico Lake Turquoise Collection offers unique turquoise jewelry in the astonishing range of color that grows in this mine. From bright lime-green turquoise to blues, teals and extra special pieces with a little sky blue and spring green combined,the Carico Lake Collection is our way of sharing some of our favorite stone with you.

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