Sonoran Blue Bolo Tie

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Sonoran Blue Turquoise Bolo

Sonoran Blue Turquoise Bolo made by the amazing Leonard Nez. This striking pendant features a piece of Sonoran turquoise set silver scrollwork made of heavy gauge sterling silver. The slide measures 2-3/4″L x 2-1/4″W and the tips measure 2-3/8″L. The total length of the black leather cord is 44″L.

Sonoran Blue Turquoise

Sonoran Turquoise, like the White Water Turquoise, originates from the Campitos mine located on the Campitos Mountain outside of Cananea, Sonora, Mexico.  Most turquoise is mined from veins found in the surrounding stone. Turquoise from the Campitos Mountain is often found in clay deposits as nuggets.

Native American Artist: Leonard Nez

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Fine chisel, stamp work and deeply grooved silver overlay are the hallmarks of Navajo Leonard Nez’s silver jewelry whose work is featured in the Smithsonian Institute. By combining the elements of the traditional with the contemporary in detailed scrollwork and classic feather styling, Nez’s work is distinct and recognizable.

Born in Keams Canon, Arizona, Nez met his wife Marian through his sister. It was Marian, a silversmith in her own right, who first taught Nez jewelry-making. In 1977, he made his first pieces and by1993 he began showing his work. He is consistently the recipient of awards and his work can be found in private collections, which include a silver bowl at the Smithsonian. An avid horseman and highly skilled team roper, he divides his time between his silver work and the rodeo circuit.

He attributes his inspiration to God and says that sometimes design ideas come to him while he is in church.

I want each piece to be better than the last. I do my own designs, the ones that speak to me.  — Nez