Turquoise Skull Bolo


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Turquoise Skull Bolo

Sterling Silver and Turquoise Skull Bolo by Douglas Magnus. This unique carved turquoise stone skull is mounted on a carved oxidized silver plate and adorned with four turquoise rosettes and rope trim. The bolo also features very small silver skulls with turquoise eyes that dangle from the silver tips of the braided ties. It measures 3-5/8 inches by 3-7/8 inches on a 48-inch braided leather tie including the dangling silver skulls.

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.