RARE MUSEUM QUALITY VINTAGE STERLING SILVER KACHINA NATIVE AMERICAN. NECKLACE HOPI GENUINE NATURAL KINGMAN TURQUOISE SIGNED JERRY ROAN KATCHINA.He began actively working at silversmithing around 1968. In 1969, a year after he began smithing, he on a 1st Award at the Navajo Tribal Fair in Arizona. Roan was included in the 2002 exhibit Jewels of the Southwest at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe.
His work is included in the collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, and the Yellowhorse Museum in Paradise Valley, Arizona. This exquisite, one of a kind ring is made by deceased Navajo Silversmith Jerry Roan! Jerry Roan was a Navajo jeweler and silversmith who worked for a time with the exclusive Carl and Max Luthy Shop!This shop is historically renowned for the exceptional work produced by the artist's it hired! This is a spectacular ring with exceptional work and details!
The combination of stones used are vibrant and stunning! The stones consist of deep blue with silver veins kingman turquoise Details include fine stamp work , applique stamped and beautiful intricate work making up the Katchina!The band is a split at the front and narrows for a comfortable fit going to the back. Just a WOW show stopper ring by a famous talented Navajo silversmith, Jerry Roan! The Kingman Turquoise Mine is one of the oldest and highest producing Turquoise Mines in America. It was originally discovered by prehistoric Indians well over 1000 years ago. Kingman Turquoise is known for its beautiful sky blue color and produces many variations of blue Turquoise.
The Kingman Turquoise mine also produces green Turquoise from the Turquoise Mountain side of the mine. Kingman Turquoise has been the biggest supplier of Turquoise to the Southwestern Turquoise Jewelry industry for nearly as long as the American Turquoise Jewelry industry has existed.
In fact, the Kingman Turquoise mine was once part of a Turquoise boom around 1000 AD when the Mayan culture was using a lot of Turquoise for self adornments and ceremonial items. Today, as in the old times, blue Turquoise from Kingman, Arizona is king, even though the mine produces all colors of Turquoise and green Turquoise is almost becoming blue Turquoise's equal in popularity these days. The item "RARE VINTAGE STERLING NATIVE AMERICAN NECKLACE HOPI TURQUOISE SIGNED JERRY ROAN" is in sale since Sunday, September 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants".
The seller is "4744366" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.