Handmade Royston Statement Necklace

$6,298.00

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Royston Turquoise Triple Strand

Royston Turquoise Triple Strand handmade by Navajo artist Bernyce Chavez. This stunning one of a kind piece of wearable art features striking royston turquoise set in sterling silver. The necklace measures 18″ inches long with an adjustable clasp.

Royston Turquoise

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 Artist: Bernyce Chavez

Bernyce Chavez is a Navajo artist from New Mexico. She is recognized for her outstanding sterling silver and turquoise work. Her attention to detail is displayed in each one of her pieces of wearable art.

Navajo Pearls

Authentic Navajo Pearls are sterling silver beads made entirely by hand by Native American silversmiths. Handmade Navajo Pearls are hand-crafted by using heavy gauge sterling silver from which they cut, stamp, drill, solder, file, polish, and string. Handmade beads are very labor intensive, therefore much more expensive than bench made beads. Because each bead is made individually, there will be slight variations from bead to bead.

Royston Turquoise

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.