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Slide 0: BELLE OF THE WEST NECKLACE
Kim Somers carries on the work of her late husband, renowned silversmith Al Somers, creating pieces using traditional Native American jewelry-making techniques and the Somers' custom stamps. Here, she celebrates the intrinsic beauty of natural American turquoise, each stone unique, framing it with a hand-stamped sterling silver frame accented with bead balls and hanging it from a metal bead ball chain. Lobster clasp. USA. Exclusive. 24"L; pendant 1-3/4"L x 1-1/8"W.
Slide 1: PUEBLO CROSSES NECKLACE
Southwestern silversmith Joe Eby hand cast sterling pueblo crosses, each finished with the signature crescent moon—burnishing them to a lightly oxidized finish and hanging the crosses upon a sterling box link chain with hook-and-eye closure. USA. Exclusive. 25"L. Largest cross 1-3/8"L x 1/2"W. Smallest cross 1-1/16"L x 7/16"W.
Slide 2: PERSEVERANCE NECKLACE
Jock Favour draws upon Native American mythology and techniques, using a tufa mold to hand cast a sterling silver lizard, a traditional symbol of survival and the power to heal, embellishing it with hand-carved chasing and setting it with a turquoise from Nevada's Royston mine. Supple leather strap with sterling slider beads. One of a kind. USA. 33"L; 2-7/8"L x 1-5/8"W.
Slide 3: 1960S CORAL SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE
Hand-forged Navajo pearls, 20 finely crafted and individually hand-stamped squash blossoms and a double-bowed Naja crescent set with Mediterranean coral make this vintage, sterling silver necklace a rare and beautiful find. Handcrafted hook-and-eye closure. One of a kind. USA. 24"L; 2-3/4"L x 2-3/8"W.
Slide 4: DESERT LATITUDES NECKLACE
Jock Favour, the esteemed Southwestern artist, creates a tableau of color and shape, contrasting the blues and greens of Royston turquoise with the warm tones of spiny oyster shell and finishing it with a sterling fan, forged and filed by the artist's hand. Adjustable leather necklace with sterling silver sliding beads. One of a kind. USA. 34"L; pendant 1-5/8"L x 1"W.
Slide 5: MOSAIC THUNDERBIRD NECKLACE
A one-of-a-kind pendant recalls the Native American thunderbird and soars on a necklace handcrafted by Arizona artist Peter Hester. The wood pendant is inlaid with a mosaic of hand-cut Sleeping Beauty turquoise, pyrite, white shell, abalone shell, as well as, orange and purple spiny oyster shell and displays Hester's rare revival style of traditional Hohokam jewelry making. Adjustable leather cord. USA. 28"L; pendant 2-1/4"L x 2-3/8"W.
Slide 6: SOUTHWESTERN CROSS NECKLACE
The late Arizona silversmith Al Somers handcrafted this Southwestern cross necklace of sterling silver and inlaid turquoise, borrowing from Native American traditions and imbuing it with a modern sensibility. USA. Exclusive. 28"L, 3"L drop.
Slide 7: EASTER BLUE SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE
Easter Blue turquoise comes from one of the oldest Nevada mines and the early stones are prized for their brilliant blues. Here in this vintage squash blossom necklace, three Easter Blue turquoise cabochons accent a hand-stamped, double-barred sterling silver Naja pendent which hangs from a string of sterling Navajo pearls holding ten expertly handcrafted squash blossoms. Made in USA. One of a kind. Pendant measures 2"L x 2-1/8"W. 22-1/2"L.
Slide 8: 1940S BLUE GEM SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE
Vintage and one of a kind, this handcrafted necklace displays a wide range of traditional Native American artistry, from its double row of hand-cast sterling silver beads, commonly known as Navajo pearls, to its finely made squash blossoms, each set with a hand-stamped and beaded sterling overlay holding turquoise from Nevada's Blue Gem Mine. At the apex, a triple-barred Naja pendent bears three more Blue Gem turquoise. Naturally oxidized with a rich patina, the necklace fastens with a sterling hook and eye clasp. Handmade in USA. Pendant measures 3"W x 2-3/4"L. 30-1/2"L.
Slide 9: TURQUOISE THUNDERBIRD NECKLACE
Transformation, strength—the legendary thunderbird often appears as a symbol in Native American jewelry and Joe Eby, a Southwestern jewelry artist steeped in the traditions of Navajo artisans, recalls the thunderbird's symbolic power in this handcrafted necklace. Set with an oval turquoise, cast of sterling silver and hand stamped with classic motifs, including crossed arrows indicating direction, it hangs from soft leather with a sterling slider bead. USA. Exclusive. 36"L; pendant 2"L.
Slide 10: 1920S NAVAJO SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE
A classic and beautifully executed example of the traditional Native American squash blossom necklace. Dating back to the twenties, this sterling silver necklace, aged to a rich patina, is made with hand-forged beads, known as Navajo pearls, and bears ten blossoms, each handcrafted, and a primitive, yet perfectly proportioned, Naja pendant with stamped rosette detailing. Traditional leather ties. USA. One-of-a-kind. 30"L. Naja 3-1/2"W x 2-1/2"L; blossoms 1-3/4"L.
Slide 11: 1920S SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE
A stunning example of early Navajo craftsmanship, this sterling silver necklace features traditional squash blossoms (12 in all) and a Naja crescent embellished by hand with chisel work on either end. Aged to a rich patina, the hand-forged beads, commonly known as Navajo pearls, fasten with a hook and eye closure. Made in the USA and one of a kind. Approx. 27"L.
Slide 12: LONE MOUNTAIN SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE
A drop of turquoise from Nevada's Lone Mountain mine, set in a hand-stamped, double-barred Naja pendant, creates a focal point in this vintage sterling silver necklace. With hand-cast sterling silver beads, also known as Navajo pearls, and ten sterling squash blossoms, it glows with a rich patina acquired over the years. Sterling spring ring clasp. Made in USA and one of a kind. 1-3/4" x 1-5/8" dia. Naja; 21"L.
Slide 13: MODERN SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE
To treasure forever, this hand-forged sterling silver necklace by master silversmith Dennis Hogan celebrates Native American tradition with richly burnished beads, squash blossoms and a traditional naja crescent, an ancient symbol of protection, cradling a Sleeping Beauty turquoise. Leather wrap and stamped sterling button closure. USA. Exclusive. 30-1/2"L.
Slide 14: NATIVE AMERICAN CLASSIC NECKLACE
Southwestern silversmith Jock Favour replicates a traditional necklace, often called "Navajo pearls," with handmade sterling silver beads burnished to an antique patina. Destined to become a mainstay in almost anyone's jewelry wardrobe, his simply elegant necklace is finished with a handmade toggle clasp and extension chain to adjust the length. USA. Exclusive. 22" to 24"L.
Slide 15: HANDMADE STERLING BEAD NECKLACE
Santa Fe silversmith Dennis Hogan uses traditional techniques to create this timeless, always-in-style necklace with a Native American heritage. Each 3/8" wide sterling silver bead is hand forged in two halves, put together and finished with an oxidized brushed patina and handmade hook and eye clasp. Made in USA. Exclusive. 24-1/2"L.
Slide 16: STERLING TEARDROP NAJA NECKLACE
Tomorrow's heirloom, our sterling silver bead necklace is made even more splendid by a dramatic naja crescent, hand forged by California silversmith Buffalo in sterling silver, ornamented with rosettes and a hand set turquoise teardrop. Sterling silver lobster clasp. Handmade in USA. 1-3/4" dia. Naja; 27"L.
Slide 17: STERLING CROSS MEDALLION NECKLACE
Once apprenticed to Charlie Favour, Indiana-born silversmith Dennis Hogan now works out of Santa Fe, where he creates heirloom quality jewelry incorporating classic Native American designs. His directional cross, sawtooth-edged within a circular medallion, hangs from a hand forged chain with hook and eye clasp, all in sterling silver with a brushed oxidized finish. Handmade in USA. 1-7/8" dia.; 27"L chain.
Slide 18: TURQUOISE SANTO DOMINGO PUEBLO NECKLACE
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.
Slide 19: CONTEMPORARY NAJA NECKLACE
The inspired collaboration of silversmiths Buffalo and Dennis Hogan creates a beautiful, highly collectible necklace that melds classic Native American craftsmanship with forward-looking design. The artist known as Buffalo, who now lives in California, is known for forging contemporary pieces that evoke vintage Navajo work, like this elegant naja pendant in sterling silver, finished with hand stamping and a deep green turquoise. It hangs from a 31" chain of links hand forged in sterling silver by Santa Fe silversmith Dennis Hogan, finished with a hook and eye clasp. Made in USA, exclusively for Sundance. Pendant measures 2"W x 1-1/2"L. 31"L.
Slide 20: STERLING SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE
Traditional as it is, there is something strikingly modern about Santa Fe silversmith Dennis Hogan's squash blossom necklace. Hand forged sterling silver beads alternate with handmade sterling silver squash blossoms, fastened by an old-style leather wrap with a vintage coin button. The larger center blossom is handmade from two vintage coin silver US half dollars. Coins will vary and each piece is unique. Made in USA. Exclusive. Approx. 32"L with 1-3/4"L drop.
Slide 21: STERLING SOUTHWEST PEARL NECKLACE
As classic in the Southwest as a strand of cultured pearls—and equally versatile—the oxidized beads in this handmade sterling silver bead necklace are made one by one and finished with a sterling lobster clasp. Handmade in USA. 23-1/2"L.