Add a unique pop of color and symbolism to your jewelry collection. Handcrafted by Native American artists of the Southwest, this beautifully crafted link watch features sterling silver and gemstone of Dry Creek turquoise. The sterling silver and gemstone stations are connected with handcrafted sterling silver chain links, and the toggle closure can be clasped through any of these to accommodate your wrist size. A stunning representation of Native American artistry, this link watch is a distinctive addition to your jewelry collection.
- Link watch with silverwork by Native American artists of the Southwest
- Sterling silver
- Dry Creek turquoise
- Stainless steel back Japan movement
- Watch measures 6” long and can be extended to 7-1/4in long x 1/4 wide
- Watch face measures 3/4in wide x 1-1/4in long
- Average fit
- Comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity
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This link watch was handcrafted in sterling silver by skilled Native American artists. Known around the world for their brilliance as silversmiths, Native American artists of the Southwest make jewelry that is collected and admired for it superior craftsmanship, technical sophistication, detail and beauty. Navajo and Zuni artists were the first to learn the art and develop their own distinctive silver jewelry styles, but today there are talented artists working in an impressive range of styles from every Pueblo and tribe of the Southwest.
Many Native American jewelry artists working today are inspired by the interplay between traditional and contemporary styles. In their work they feel it is important to honor their history, heritage and culture, including the art forms and techniques passed down through generations of Pueblo families. By mixing and matching techniques, materials and themes that are contemporary and traditional, they create inspiring work that has made the modern Native American art world extremely vibrant.
Dry Creek Turquoise is an extremely high quality turquoise with an unusual hue that comes from the Godber-Burnham mine near Battle Mountain, Nevada. Sometimes called Sacred Buffalo Turquoise, Dry Creek gems are characterized by their pale creamy blue color and distinctive chocolate veining. This light blue color is not one traditionally associated with turquoise, and the rarity and uniqueness of these gems have gained Dry Creek Turquoise a devoted following. First discovered in the 1990s by the Shoshone Indian tribe, Dry Creek is now most used by Navajo artisans in their handcrafted sterling silver jewelry. With its extremely high quality and lovely hue, Dry Creek Turquoise has become an extremely prized and valuable gemstone for turquoise and jewelry collectors.
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At Shumakolowa Native Arts, we guarantee that your purchase is an original and authentic work handcrafted by Native American artists as defined by the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990. Our team of experts carefully inspects every product to guarantee it is handcrafted using traditional, sustainable processes and natural materials of only the highest quality. We work directly with artists or partner with trusted wholesalers who can provide documentation that their artists and artisans are of Native American heritage. We record the place and date of each purchase and pride ourselves in paying a fair price that allows artists to make a living practicing their craft. Every work of handcrafted art comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by an artist or buyer. At a time when many commercially-made products are being sold as handcrafted Native American art, we stand behind the authenticity of every unique piece of fine art we offer. For more than 35 years, we have developed lasting relationships with artists, dealers and collectors, and we take pride in being a trusted destination for fine Native American art.