Carico Lake Turquoise Necklace and Earring Set
22kt Yellow Gold and Carico Lake Turquoise Necklace and Earring Set By Artist Miles Standish. This necklace features three 22kt yellow gold bezel set Carico Lake Turquoise cabochons in the center flanked by teardrop gold stations with Carico Lake Turquoise nuggets. The center stones measure 2 1/4 inches x 1/ inch and is 18 inches.
Santa Fe Artist: Miles Standish
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. 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. Presently working in gold, silver, and a variety of precious and semi-precious stones.