VINTAGE STERLING SILVER huge TURQUOISE NAVAJO WATCH END TIPS RICHARD BEGAY. Set with fine bisbee nuggets of bright blue turquoise, these vintage watch tips have been crafted of highly polished sterling silver. The recessed areas have been darkened, allowing the vibrancy of the gemstones to show.
These vintage watch tips are well suited for either sex because of their size and classic style. Bisbee Turquoise is one of the most beautiful types of Turquoise that has ever been taken out of the ground in North America. It's striking true blue color ranges are spectacular and the chocolate matrix that the Turquoise is found in, extentuates it's beauty.Bisbee Turquoise is some of the finest Arizona Turquoise and there is no Turquoise on earth that is comparible to Bisbee Turquoise, as it has it's own unusual charicteristics that are unique only to itself. Richard Begay was a Navajo Silversmith from Pinon Arizona. Richard passed away June 1, 2013 and we pay tribute to this remarkable individual. His work is displayed at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC and the Heard Museum in Phoenix AZ. He was known for both contemporary and traditional jewelry, as well as his innovative inlay designs.
His work is represented in many collections and museums both nationally and internationally. Richard was born and raised in Navajoland, Arizona. Throughout his art classes in school, he always wanted to create the perfect shape. He soon realized that he wanted to create beautiful jewelry.He had been a silversmith since 1974. He borrowed jewelry tools from his father-in-law and set to work, learning the demanding craft of silversmithing. Richard was immediately drawn to the intricate inlay work for which he is known.
As he perfected his craft, Richard explored different techniques of inlaying, always searching for the best way, the most beautiful setting, the perfect harmony of material and craft. WATCH END TIPS MEASURE APPROXIMATELY. END/TIPS WEIGH APPROXIMATELY: 34.4grams it fits to a 18mm watch. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American: US\1935-Now\Jewelry". The seller is "joseeligogarciaciachino" and is located in this country: US.
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