SFNM Gold Coin Pendant Necklace
Sterling Silver and 18K Gold Coin Pendant Necklace by Douglas Magnus. This necklace features a square oxidized silver pendant with a gold SFNM (Santa Fe, New Mexico) coin stamped in the center. The reverse has an oxidized silver coin stamped in the center. It is hung diagonally on a corner of the square with a gold ring and small bail. The pendant measures 3/4-inch X 3/4-inch and hangs on a 20-inch silver chain with a hook-and-eye closure.
Santa Fe Artist: Douglas Magnus
Douglas Magnus is a renowned Santa Fe jewelry maker and fashion accessory designer. He is known for his high-grade turquoise items that often feature turquoise mined from Doug’s own mines, the Tiffany Cerrillos Mines, located 17 miles outside of Santa Fe. These are a series of mines that were originally worked by Native Americans from the Chaco Canyon area in New Mexico some thousand plus years ago.
Douglas Magnus (b. 1946) moved to Santa Fe in the late 1960s, following his childhood in Los Angeles, California and Silverton, Colorado, and a formative two years with the U.S. Army in El Paso.
Magnus uses the finest silver and gold stocks, and methods ranging from the most ancient to the most contemporary to create his pieces.
Magnus lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico, conceiving original designs and finished products from turquoise, silver, gold, and other materials. He is also a prolific painter, embracing numerous subjects such as interiors and figurative works, while partial to plein air paintings created on site at his mines.