Silver Royal Heart Pendant Necklace with Coral
Sterling Silver, 18K Gold, Raw Diamond and Coral Royal Heart Pendant Necklace by Douglas Magnus. This impressive silver heart with crown pendant necklace features an imbedded SFNM oxidized silver coin. The coin has gold overlay in the shape of a cross with four raw diamonds set at the apex of each tip of the cross. The bail also has gold overlay detail, and the bottom point of the heart has a dangling teardrop coral stone. It measures 4 inches x 2 inches from the top of the bail to the end of the dangling coral stone. The pendant is hung on a 24-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.