Hello and thank you for your interest in our inventory. Today up for your consideration is this BEAUTIFUL par of Navajo - Sterling Silver and Multi Stone Mosaic Inlay Earrings by Jim Harrison. The stones used in these earrings are Turquoise, Jet, Mediterranean Red Coral, Lapis and Spiny Oyster Shell.
A GREAT PAR OF EARRINGS THAT YOU CAN DRESS UP OR CAN DRESS DOWN…
Ref., American Indian Jewelry II: A-L 1800 Artist Biographies
BY GREGORY SCHAFF ASSISTED BY ANGIE YAN SCHAAF
Jim Harrison (Jimmie Harrison, Jimmy Harrison), (signs Jim Harrison, Navajo) (Navajo, Red House Clan, active ca. 1981- present: contemporary mosaic inlay jewelry, music, drawings, photography, golf)
BORN: February 4, 1952, Shiprock, NM; RESIDENCE: Albuquerque, NM
FAMILY: grandson of John Hahtoni Harrison; son of Phillip Harrison, Sr. & Jessie Harrison; brother of 5; father of 2
EDUCATION: 1971, Fort Wingate High, AZ; Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ; University of New Mexico; Academy of Arts Del Debbio, Paris, France
TEACHERS: Preston Monongye, Jesse Monongye
AWARDS: 1988, Best of Show, Indian Market, Santa Fe; Best of Show, Navajo Show, Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ; New Mexico State Fair, Albuquerque; Navajo Nation Fair, Window Rock, AZ
EXHIBITIONS: 1985-present, Indian Market, Santa Fe
COLLECTIONS: Bob & Marsha Bailey; Sylvia Nissley & Frank Remkiewicz
FAVORITE DESIGNS: Yé'ii figures, night star lit skies, Navajo landscapes
GALLERIES: Silver Sun, Santa Fe; Pojoaque Visitor Center & Gallery, Pojoaque, NM; Wright's Indian Art, Albuquerque, NM; Turquoise Driect, Albuquerque; Palms Trading Company, Albuquerque; Indian River Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
PUBLICATIONS: Jacka 1984:164-65; Dubin 1999:531; Berger 2000:120; American Indian Art Magazine; Cosmopolitan; Sunset Magazine; Schaaf 2003.
“Jim Harrison credits Preston Monongye and Jessie Monongye for his success as a fine jewelry artisan. They shared their techniques with him and opened up his mind to his own designs. His designs are reflective of the bright stars of the New Mexico nights and the geometric forms of the landscape. They all play a part in his finely detailed inlay jewelry. Jim enjoys “playing golf, guitar, songwriting, traveling, sightseeing, making new friends, Mother Nature, and art shows.”
Inventory #: 402NAV85
Size: 1 3/16" x W. 15/16"
Artist/Hallmark: Jim Harrison - Sterling Handmade
Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition,
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