Silver Royston Oval Pendant
Silver Royston Oval Pendant handmade by Navajo artist Artie Yellowhorse and daughters. This incredible pendant features a remarkable piece of royston turquoise set in sterling silver. The pendant measures 2″ inch long by 1 1/2″ inches wide.
Royston is a district in Nevada consisting of three turquoise mines: Bunker Hill, Oscar Wehrend, and the main producer, The Royal Blue. Royston is known for its beautiful colors ranging from deep green to rich, light blues which are set off by a heavy brown matrix. The Royston mine is producing a little high grade turquoise today, operated by the Ottison family. They process most of their material into finished cabs and allow very little rough to come onto the market. This controlled output has raised the price of this material considerably in recent years.
Native American Artists: Artie Yellowhorse, Desiree Yellowhorse & Lei Lani Yellowhorse
Families have been known to bond in many ways. For the Yellowhorse family, fine jewelry design is the common denominator. The influences of the Navajo culture are readily apparent in this beautiful, wearable art, which evolved from generations of artistic talent. Artie Yellowhorse resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her daughters Desiree and Lei Lani are involved in the creation and design of Artie’s jewelry. Desiree has become an accomplished jewelry designer and is well known for her exquisite, one-of-a-kind “Tahy” necklaces, named in honor of her Grandmother, Anna Tahy. Lei Lani specializes in making handmade silver beads, and works with Artie in marketing and public relations. Artie hopes that the Yellowhorse designs of today live on to inspire the young artists of tomorrow, continuing the tradition of simplicity of design in elegant jewelry. With influences of the Navajo culture, blended with the bold fashion of the Southwest, this is beautifully refined jewelry/wearable art with a multi-generational evolution. The work of Artie Yellowhorse is not only known for its ancestry, but also for its fresh and contemporary silver work.