Necklace -Beaded
Joe& Le Jeune Chavez
(Santo Domingo/Kewa-Seminole)
Turquoise & Orange Spiny Oyster

    Artist: Le Jeune and Joe Chavez (Chavez Creations, Santo Domingo(Kewa) and Seminole Type: Beaded Necklace Metal: Sterling silver (according to artist - appears to be true) Stones or Other Materials: (1) - Large Oval of Matrixed Natural Blue-Green Turquoise, (1) - Teardrop of Natural Blue-Green Turquoise Source: New Mexico, USA

    This is totally unique and exemplifies what places Le Jeune at the top of the heap of the native artists beading jewelry. Joe's fabulous stone work caps it off perfectly

    The teardrop sub-pendant uses many of the same beads as above and also has a beautiful teardrop of turquoise. Both of the two pendants are backed with leather. The four-string turquoise tail-down finishes off with faceted beads in orange and turquoise and two jaclas of white mother of pearl.

    Upper portion of necklace has four strings of (21) turquoise beads (84 total.) The tail-down portion of the necklace has four strings of (6) turquoise beads (24 total.) Each bead is approximately 7/16"H 


      Open Gap: 1-1/16"

      Height: 18-1/2"
      Pendant Sizes: Large: 3-1/8"H x 3"W Large Turquoise: 1-3/16" x 1-3/8" Small: 1-1/2"H x 1-1/8"W Small Teardrop Turquoise: 7/8"H x 1/2"W. All widths are measured at widest point.

      Weight: 5.4oz/152g
      Signed: Le Jeune
      Hallmarked: No

      Repeatable Design: One-of-a-kind. Totally custom. Unlikely to see anything like it again 

      Available in other materials: No

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