White Buffalo Pendant FJP0634

Metal: Sterling Silver
Stones: White Buffalo
White Buffalo in a vintage Southwest style pendant with oxidized Sterling Silver patina, saw-tooth bezel, applied repoussé & twisted wire techniques by Diné silversmith Leon Martinez

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Price: $300.00

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Repoussé is a traditional Navajo jewelry making technique. In repoussé, the metal is softened and hammered by hand from the reverse side, to create the low-relief pattern on the front side of the piece.

Twisted wire metalworking is a very old technique used by many Southwestern tribes. It can be found in both vintage and modern pieces.

Oxidized Sterling Silver is sterling that has been darkened using a surface treatment. This process helps to give the metal a "tarnished" look and is often used to provide contrast within jewelry pieces.

The trade name "White Buffalo" is used to identify this beautiful, unique stone which is mined out of Tonopah, Nevada. While not technically turquoise this hard stone grows in veins and cuts like turquoise. The black chert within the stone creates beautiful patterns, more expensive pieces can have an almost web-like matrix.

There are other times you will hear the term “White Buffalo Turquoise” which can be incorrectly used to refer to Magnesite or Howlite, calcite and quartz materials.

Authentic Handmade Native American Jewelry

Leon Martinez is originally from Prewitt, New Mexico. He learned to silversmith at a young age. Well-known artists influenced him. His religion and prayers helped him advance making designs, which helped him perfect his craftsmanship. His goal is to make unique jewelry.

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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