Carico Lake Turquoise & 22k Gold Necklace


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Carico Lake Turquoise Necklace Necklace

Carico Lake Necklace handmade by Santa Fe artist Miles Standish. A stunning green natural turquoise with 3-drop pendant set in 22k gold.  The necklace measure 18″ and the pendant measures 2-1/2″.

Carico Lake Turquoise

The Carico Lake mine is named after the dried up lake bed in Nevada where this unique material is mined. The mine produces a wide variety of turquoise ranging in color from dark blues to light greens, some with yellow or dark blue “water” webbing. Most sought after is the intense apple green material as seen in this beautiful necklace.

Santa Fe Artist: Miles Standish


As a jewelry artist and craftsman, Miles Standish says he finds meaning in formulating shape out of something shapeless and bringing together different elements to create a relationship of balance and wholeness. A long-time resident of Santa Fe and a National Forrest Service employee, Standish draws his inspirations from observing the natural world: the shapes of clouds, the curve of a leaf, the spread of a bird’s wing, the texture and pattern of a sea shell. Growing up, Standish was encouraged in every artistic endeavor but didn’t begin silver-smithing until the age 20.

“I sometimes feel as though the silver chose me; I did not choose it,” says Standish.

Presently working in gold, silver and a variety of precious and semi-precious stones, Standish is known for his original and innovative designs, artistic expression and outstanding craftsmanship.