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Johnson - Navajo Sterling Silver
- $550 plus s/h
Paula says - "Peterson Johnson's work is exceptional. His use of handmade flowers, leaves and vines is distinctive and elegant. The beautiful Royston turquoise stones are expertly set in serrated bezels. A gorgeous bracelet!"
The 5-wire sterling silver band has a total inside circumference of 6 3/4" including the 1 1/4" gap.
Peterson Johnson is a self-taught artist who has won numerous awards throughout the Southwest and whose work is sought by collectors around the world. He was born in 1956 and began creating silverwork in 1976. He is very well known for his traditional Navajo jewelry, which shows meticulous workmanship and has a distinctive Peterson flair.
Peterson is known among fellow artists as "the machine" because he is SO meticulous in every detail of his work. The box clasps on his bracelet watches, for example, are finely tuned works of art. All of his jewelry is crafted with skill and precision to last a lifetime and be passed along to many generations.
Peterson and his wife Alyce live in Gallup, New Mexico and travel to art fairs and pow wows year round throughout the USA displaying Peterson's silver work and Alyce's beadwork.
Royston turquoise mine (Nye County, Nevada). Discovered in 1902 it is the oldest patented mine in Nevada. Royston turquoise is known for its beautiful deep green to rich light blue colors. The stones are often two-tone, displaying both dark and light green and sometimes blue. The heavy matrix ranges from dark brown to gold in color. Royston turquoise is considered very collectible.