Z Mary Tom - Navajo
Handmade Necklace & Earrings Set
Sterling Silver Square Bead
Square & Oval Beads with Flutes
& Matching French Wire Earrings 2017

Mary Tom (Mary Lou Tom), Navajo Jewelry - Arizona, USA

Award winning artist. Beautiful handmade set, signature design of artist.

The necklace is comprised of (5) square beads, (44) oval beads (2) straight flutes, and (2) tapered flutes, and lobster claw hook. Earrings are (2) square beads.  This set is always a bit different with each one she makes. I purchased one of these some time prior to starting my business and still consider it among my favorite pieces.

This design of Mary's is instantly recognizable, having won many awards and been featured in multiple books on Native American jewelry. 

You will often see her name in association with her former husband Jack, they have worked totally independently since 2011.  Mary virtually sells out at Santa Fe Indian Market each year- VERY IMPRESSIVE when you consider there are 900 to 1200 other artists from whom people could purchase.

She is the younger sister of the late great Stephen Begay  and the older sister of Nelson Begay.  Mary and Stephen helped Nelson learn silver work and he is carrying on many of Stephen's designs.

Mary is a lovely person, great fun.  She loves a good laugh and going to see her grandchildren compete in basketball matches. During the Prescott show in '17, I had the pleasure of introducing Mary, Nelson and his wife, Mary to Indian food (as Robin Williams once famously said, "dot, not feather"). A great time was had by all. I so look forward to seeing her each trip.

SOLD ONLY AS A SET - see elsewhere on site for similar Mary Tom earrings and pendants.

Type: Set. Necklace and French Wire Earrings

Metal: Sterling Silver

Total Necklace Length (laid straight): 19"

Earrings (total drop from ear):  1-5/8"

Square Beads: 1/2"L x 1/2"W x 7/16"

Necklace Weight: 2.1oz/75g/.17lb

Earring Weight: .5oz/13gr/.03lbs

Signed: MT

Hallmarked: Sterling


Repeatable Design:  Yes but each one is different. They will all have square beads but quantity, placement of ovals and flutes can and will change significantly.

Available in other materials: Possibly some gold,  Mary used to do a fair amount of gold work but since prices have gone so high rarely does anymore.

 Lead Time For Custom:  Typically 2 to 4 weeks to ship.  This can vary according to availability of materials and whether or not Mary is traveling or has a show coming up.


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