Turquoise and Sugilite Pendant Necklace


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Turquoise and Sugilite Pendant Necklace

Sterling Silver, Hubei Turquoise, and Sugilite Pendant Necklace By Artist Miles Standish. This pendant features a shield shaped sterling silver bezel set Hubei Turquoise cabochon connected to a oval bezel set Sugilite cabochon with a hammered textured bezel. This necklace is on a fifteen strand silver choker an is 16 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.