Crafted by the talented contemporary jewelry artisan Federico Jimenez, this bib necklace is breathtakingly beautiful. The stunning piece is comprised of nearly 70 smooth turquoise stones arranged in 23 three-tiered hinged dangles off of a sterling silver bar. It’s a statement piece unlike you’ve ever seen -- impossible to ignore! It’s Millicent Rogers-level fabulous and it’s going to be a timeless collector.
Born in 1941, jewelry artisan Federico Jimenez has long had an appreciation for Native American culture and craftsmanship. Originally from Oaxaca, Mexico, Federico came to the United States in 1967 to work and go to school, where he studied jewelry making and design. In 1970, he and his wife Ellen Belber Jimenez traveled throughout the Southwest, where they first fell in love with the Native American and southwestern aesthetic. They became connoisseurs of folk art, and amassed a collection of Native American, Latin American, and Mexican antiques, jewelry, and housewares, opening a series of galleries in southern California. Formerly a trustee of the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos, and The Southwest Indian Museum in Los Angeles, Federico now resides in Venice, California, where his primary focus is designing his jewelry.