Julian Lovato Nevada Blue Spiderweb Turquoise Shadowbox Necklace
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Julian is famous for reviving the art of Native American silver and gold smithing. In the company of a hand full of others, he began creating masterpieces of the art beginning in the 1950s. Virtually every piece he made was set with gem grade turquoise and coral. His favorite gem was Nevada Blue, one of Nevada’s fabled and historic mines. Nevada Blue produced some of the finest turquoise ever mined in the United States. It played out in the 1980s and is now only seen in jewelry from that era. This necklace contains over 200 carats of the finest turquoise ever mined from the claim. Julian used the largest and finest in his collection to create this great masterpiece. Julian’s silver work is simply marvelous and the piece clearly illustrates why he ranks with Mark Chee, Charles Loloma, Kenneth Begay and Preston Monongye as one of the finest jewelers of the 1950 and 1970’s revival of hand made jewelry as fine art. Without question, this necklace ranks among his most beautiful creations.
Necklace Length: 19-1/4 in. Center Pendant Size: 2-1/8 in. x 3-1/8 in. Center Pendant Stone Size: 2 in. x 1-1/16 in.
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