Turquoise Zia Symbol Pendant with Chain
Sterling Silver and 70’s Kingman Turquoise Zia Symbol Pendant with Chain By Artist Randy Montoya. This pendant features a sterling silver bezel set 70’s Kingman Turquoise cabochon in the center of sterling Zia symbol pendant on a silver hand made chain by Derick Montoya. The pendant measures 2 inches and the chain is 20 inches.
Randy Montoya is a silver/goldsmith from Santa Fe, NM whose ancestry in Santa Fe goes back many generations to 1890.
At 15 years of age, Randy discovered his affinity for making jewelry when he was a student at Santa Fe High School. Shortly after graduating Randy was offered a job with a local jewelry designer Douglas Magnus, catapulting his passion for jewelry design. It quickly became evident that he had a true talent and natural ability for silversmithing. His steady hands, attention to detail and a keen eye for beauty and symmetry facilitated his success.
18 years later he has perfected his ability to work with silver, gold, and intricate stone inlays. With an eye for design and aesthetic Randy takes on challenging projects and pushes the boundaries of his abilities which leads to beautifully created and intricate pieces. Following their own passion for silver/goldsmithing, Randy’s son Derick Montoya works alongside him as an apprentice.