Morenci Turquoise Nugget Necklace


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Morenci Turquoise Nugget Necklace

18kt Yellow Gold and Morenci Turquoise Nugget Necklace by Miles Standish. This classic necklace has 250cts of natural Morenci nuggets clasped in 18kt yellow gold hook and eye. This necklace measures 20 inches.

Santa Fe Artist: Miles Standish Milesphoto2

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 silversmithing until the age 20.

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