Spiderweb Kingman Turquoise Earrings
Spiderweb Kingman Turquoise Earrings handmade by Navajo artist Artie Yellowhorse. This striking pair of earrings feature 3 stone spiderweb kingman turquoise set in sterling silver. The earrings measure 3″ inches long by 1/2″ of an inch wide.
Kingman, Arizona is home to the famous Kingman Turquoise Mine. The city of Kingman itself predates Arizona’s statehood. When it was founded in 1882, there was little more than a railroad siding, a temporary store, a hotel and saloon. The Mineral Park Mine is home to the Kingman Turquoise Mine and was first discovered and mined by ancient Native American civilizations long before Europeans discovered the New World. It is one of the most important Arizona turquoise mines in existence.
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.