Large Turquoise Pendant Necklace
Sterling Silver and Hubei Turquoise Pendant Necklace by Miles Standish. This striking pendant necklace features a large high grade matrix turquoise stone set in a heavy hand chiseled silver bezel. The pendant is 3″ long and hung on a 16″ sterling Omega chain.
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.