Kingman Turquoise Necklace and Earrings
Kingman Turquoise Necklace and Earrings handmade by Bernice Chavez. This stunning set features Kingman turquoise set in sterling silver. The necklace measures 16″ inches long with an adjustable chain for different lengths. The earrings measure 1 1/4″ inches long.
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.
Bilagaanas: Native American Artist Collective
The collective of artists at Bilagaanas operate around the vision of creating preeminent quality Native American jewelry. Reflecting the traditions and colors of the Southwest, the nationally recognized artists at Bilagaanas produce both classic designs and one-of-a-kind pieces. Dedicated to design consistency and uniqueness, each and every crafts person at Bilagaanas contributes to all jewelry pieces created, adding their unique touches of inspiration and expertise. To own a handmade piece of Bilagaanas jewelry is to own a true piece of Southwestern heritage.