Necklace & Earring Set, Mixed Stones, Hallmark, 1119
UNCONVENTIONAL IN STYLE AND STONES, THIS NECKLACE STOPPED US IN OUR TRACKS.
We have a lifelong love for Old Pawn and vintage, but we have to say -- we admire the creative and contemporary way Navajo jewelry artisan Betty Joe has interpreted the silhouette of a squash blossom into this colorful piece that incorporates statement-sized cabochons of orange and purple spiny oyster with varying shades of classic turquoise on a double strand of sterling silver beads, anchored by an even larger egg-shaped cabochon of turquoise with heavy matrix. All the stones are set in tiny serrated bezels and accented with twist wire detailing and sterling silver drops. Better yet? It’s packaged with a coordinating pair of turquoise teardrop dangles.
Betty Joe (Navajo). Contemporary jewelry; stone and shell work.Mark: B. Joe
- artist: Betty Joe
- affiliation: Navajo
- hallmarks: Navajo B Joe
- materials: sterling silver, turquoise, purple spiny oyster, orange spiny oyster
- dimensions: 23" length, 1 3/4" x 2 1/2"
- earrings: 1/2" x 1 1/2"
- closure: hook & eye on the necklace, french wire on ears
- weight: 128 gram on the necklace, 11 grams on earrings
- style number: JN1119