Not even the large and unusually matrixed turquoise from the Royston mine in Nevada can eclipse the exquisite craftsmanship of this one-of-a-kind cuff. Prescott, Arizona silversmith Jock Favour hand forges a series of "squint" ovals from ingot coin silver, hand stamping and filing them to a satisfying weight. He completes the piece with a satiny burnished oxidized finish that will continue to mellow with time and wear.
Similar to Robert Redford’s vision of Sundance, I have always had long-held interest in the myth and magic of the landscape. This passion is witnessed in each painting, sculpture and jewelry design I create.
A strong background in anthropology allows me to bring this concept into the creative expression of my design process. Good primitive art has a vitality and human quality that instill a sense of awe and wonder. If my work can catch a note of ancient magic, I have succeeded. —Jock Favour
Irregular cultured pearls on 14kt gold pins poke from deeply oxidized sterling silver links. Elsewhere, 18kt gold rings and a single disk add to the mix. Hook clasp. Handmade in USA by Sarah McGuire. 34"L.
To create this pearl, ruby and mammoth fossil necklace, Renee Garvey combines textures and treasures—a plump, luminous pearl, raw ruby and a ring of mammoth fossil—on soft and supple deerskin fastened with a 14kt rose gold S-hook. USA. 20"L.
Celebrate life, love and happiness with Jes MaHarry's collector's edition rose gold charm and gemstone bracelet, combining turquoise, pearl, aquamarine, trade beads, amethyst and kyanite with sterling silver and 14kt rose gold charms. may be personalized with up to 2 letters, with an option of a + (plus sign) between. Example: A+M. Sterling clasp. USA. Exclusive. 7-1/2"L.
A pair of ruby and chrysoprase earrings, in which three glittering rubies sway to and fro while a free-form chrysoprase, framed in 18kt gold vermeil, rises above. Lever-back closures. USA. Exclusive. 1-1/2"L.
A handmade Dennis Hogan sterling cuff bracelet for the ages and right now—made for Sundance by renowned Southwest artist Dennis Hogan and strikingly simple with a double layer of hand-forged sterling silver. USA. Exclusive. 2-3/8" dia., 5/8"W.
I started working with Sundance behind the scenes, braiding leather for Charlie Favour. Without this experience, I would have never incorporated braiding into my silversmith craft. This experience, tied to Sundance, began my career. As an artist, I strive to be true to who I am through the art I make. I appreciate simplicity, not trends. Sundance provides me the support to stay true to my craft. I see how jewelry has changed over the years, but I will always value hand worked, hand crafted, artisan jewelry. I am not a reproduction artist. I work in the old craftsmanship style, as I value the simplicity of the old methods. Sundance represents this mindset, and I respect their quality craftsmanship and the way product is presented in their catalogs. The Sundance customer appreciates the beauty and imperfection of hand-made jewelry. United, we create an experience that is both unique and timeless. —Dennis Hogan
Handmade exclusively for Sundance, this Chris Dungan floral garnet ring holds its rich red gemstone in a 12kt gold filled bezel on a flower-strewn sterling silver band. USA. Whole sizes 5 to 9.
Working with Sundance for the past 20 years has been a great relationship! As an artist, I appreciate their “yes you can!” attitude that creates a steady flow of work. My Sundance partnership has been integral to my continued success, weathering the recently unsteady market. As many artists struggle, I have been supported through Sundance’s unending loyalty to their artisans. I am grateful to Robert Redford for his shared creative vision and to Sundance for the opportunity to step to the next level. Thank you. —Chris Dungan
A handmade turquoise and shell necklace created using techniques passed down through generations and gifts from the earth—turquoise, penshell, spiny oyster shell and waxed sinew thread. Pueblo artist Alice Lovato handcrafted this heirloom-quality necklace exclusively for Sundance. USA. 38"L.
Known for exacting craftsmanship and exquisite color combinations, jewelry making runs thick in the blood of the Lovato family. Born in Santo Domingo Pueblo, Alice was well trained in the traditional native arts of making beads, stringing and sewing from an early age. This legacy of unparalleled quality workmanship continues to be passed on to future generations. Sundance provides the family the opportunity to gain primacy in the world of native arts.
Prevaricate prettily in a pearl, tourmaline and ruby necklace of peachy pearls, shimmering tourmaline and glittering rubies to wear long or doubled; your choice! 14kt gold vermeil chain. Exclusive. 40"L.
Cultured freshwater pearls reflect their links' rosy warmth, a glowing play of iridescence by Eric Van Peterson. Handmade in London of 18kt rose gold plate on sterling silver. Lobster clasp. 7-1/4" X 8-1/4"L.
Taught by Navajo masters, Arizona silversmith Al Somers crafts his own tools and stamps to create distinctive pieces often set with old, rare stones. His one-of-a-kind "four strand" sterling silver wire cuff is crowned by a beautiful old turquoise from the famed Royston mine near Tonopah, Nevada. Al's meticulous work is evident in its setting, as well as the two hand stamped leaf-shaped overlays that flank it. Artful oxidation creates a mellow patina that will deepen with time.