Here we have a natural turquoise heishi choker necklace by Santo Domingo Pueblo master artist Ray Lovato. He is one of the only artists today who still creates heishi out of natural turquoise, and these particular shades of green are from the Broken Arrow turquoise mine in the Candelaria Mining District of Nevada outside of Mina. Broken Arrow produces a gorgeous green color with spiderweb, a color so unique that it seems almost a blend of turquoise and varascite. In fact, some call it "variquoise." Combine that with Lovato's recognizable raw style of hand-rolled heishi, and you have a classic Ray Lovato. The artist makes his beads by slicing stone into uniform strips, then nipping pieces into small squares. Each square has a hole drilled in it, and then the squares are strung on strings, each grouping worked to produce uniform size. The strings of squares are smoothed and rounded and eventually rolled into beads. About Ray Lovato: "He learned the craft from his parents, Ike and Tonita Lovato, starting at age eleven. After serving two tours of duty in Vietnam, Ray tried construction work but found he was much more content using the skills he had learned from his parents. Lovato is known for his tab necklaces in the shape of corn kernels which they symbolize. He uses high quality American turquoise such as Lone Mountain, Royston, and Sleeping Beauty."
The necklace measures about 17-1/2" in total length, including the sterling silver cones and hook and clasp. Weighs 31g. This is a piece I bought directly from the artist.
An incredible vibrant green by a master artist.
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