A spectacular and amazing unique one of a kind necklace and earrings by Jimmy Calabaza (native name Ca’Win) of Santo Domingo Pueblo! Jimmy Calabaza has won six first place awards at the Santa Fe Indian Market which is the epitome of a first class Native American artist. Jimmy has worldwide recognition for his contemporary jewelry done with inlay and heishi beads that he cuts and shapes himself from gemstones. His work is included in Smithsonian National Museum of American Indian in Washington, D.C., and New York, the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe., plus private collections and he is in other art museums. Jimmy is self-taught and an expert at silversmithing and works with both natural and stabilized turquoise. He prefers to cut his own stones and create his own beads. His choice for working with large raw stones and following the natural lines of the material is that it allows each piece its own identity and uniqueness. He is a highly skilled jewelry artist from Santo Domingo (Kewa) Pueblo and known for his expertise in lapidary work as well as for making his own gemstone beads. He is one of few artists working today who still cuts, shapes and polishes all of his gemstones by hand. Calabaza is also skilled in working with sterling silver and gold. In his handcrafted jewelry, he blends the legacy of Santo Domingo bead and inlay jewelry with his own contemporary vision, resulting in jewelry of stunning quality and value. As Jimmy has said, “It’s about presenting the art, with your hands, your heart and your head.” This necklace has been appraised and will come with the purchase of this unique one of a kind necklace and earrings. The size of the handmade disc beads graduate in size from 12 mm. to as small as 7 mm.and the sterling beads are handmade and stamped. The pendent is quite large and has a spectacular turquoise nugget that has been sliced and formed by the artist. I want you to know this is a substantial necklace that can be worn by either man or woman. You will win the admiration of other Native American jewelry collectors.
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Pendent: 2 ½ x 2 1 3/8”
Weight: nearly 1 lb.