Southwestern jewelry is stunning in every sense, every form, every stage. We hold an appreciation for the contemporary creations of Jock Favour and Federico Jimenez just as we do the vintage pieces of Kirk Smith or Oscar Betz and even the antique pieces of Hudson Bay trade jewelry. From classic cluster work to statement squash blossoms to battery birds and petrified agate, there is a unique beauty to it all.
With nugget necklaces, for us the appreciation is two-fold: for starters, there is just an awe-inspiring element to the raw beauty of freeform turquoise nuggets; and they’re perfect pieces for layering.
“I absolutely love a nugget necklace layered with a more elaborate, curated piece, like a traditional squash blossom,” Cheryl said. “There is that unique 3D element of a turquoise tab necklace that lends a dimensionality to your accessorizing. I also think it looks great paired with something simple and chic, like one of those leather strap necklaces with a singular pendant, like Jock’s dragonfly. I really appreciate the diversity that a nugget necklace brings to a look.”