Fox Turquoise Jewelry Set
Fox Turquoise Jewelry Set by Billy Jaramillo. This spectacular set is comprised of a 7 section collar necklace which measures 26″ in length and has a depth in the center front of 1.25″; a cuff which measures 5.25″ with a 1″ opening and is 1.5″ wide; a ring which is a size 8.5 and 1.75″x 1.5″; and a pair of square post earrings which measure 1″ x 1″.
Fox Turquoise Mine is on of Nevada’s most productive turquoise mines. In the 1940’s, Dowell Ward purchased the old Cortez claims and developed them using the names Fox, White Horse, Green Tree and Smith to differentiate among the colors produced in the area and to create a larger perceived share of the turquoise market. The area produces a huge amount of good quality blue, green or blue-green stone with a distinctive matrix.
New Mexico Artist: Billy Jaramillo
Jeweler, Billy Jaramillo, is known for bold designs which incorporate high quality stones and substantial, chunky silver-work. He is the son of the well-known silversmith, Ray Jaramillo. Billy lives and works in Rio Rancho, New Mexico and has been designing jewelry for over 35 years.