Turquoise and Sugilite Pendant Necklace


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Turquoise and Sugilite Pendant Necklace

Sterling Silver, Hubei Turquoise and Sugilite Pendant Necklace by Miles Standish. This stunning collar pendant necklace features a shield shaped high grade blue matrix turquoise stone connected to a large oval sugilite cabochon set in a silver bezel with a hammered texture. The pendant is hung on a 16 inch, fifteen-strand silver choker.

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 seashell. 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.