Cluster jewelry is a style of arranging stones that has been used by Pueblo silversmiths for many generations. Clusters might be in rows, or organically arranging softer, natural stone shapes. It is a traditional style of Navajo jewelry, and Campitos Turquoise from Mexico is commonly used by Southwestern artisans.
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.
Authentic Handmade Native American Jewelry
Kathleen Livingston Chavez was born in Church Rock, New Mexico. She was born on December 17, 1958. She currently resides in Church Rock, New Mexico with her husband Lorenzo Juan and works out of Gallup, New Mexico.She started to silversmith in 1974, making earrings, rings and bracelets. In 1994 she started to make unique designs that are higher end jewelry pieces, which she enjoys saying, “It is more fun to make because of the amount of thought and imagination you have to put in it.”