He admired the Indian craftsmanship and technique so much that he was inspired to start a collection of Folk Art. He was a prior trustee of the "Millicent Rogers Museum" in Taos, New Mexico and The Southwest Indian Museum in Los Angeles, CA. He is currently a trustee on the board of the "Autry National Center" and "La Plaza De La Cultura" in downtown Los Angeles, CA. The magnificent necklace features gorgeous specimens of natural Carico Lake turquoise.The gemstones are secure in smooth bezel, on a foundation of heavy gauge vintage sterling silver. This museum quality necklace will be a valuable addition to your collection of the very finest Southwestern and Native American jewelry. Necklace measures 19" end to end Center pendant measures 2 1/8" long WEIGHT: 166.2 grams SIGNED: JF, for Federico Jimenez STERLING: yes, stamped. The item "Lovely FEDERICO JIMENEZ Sterling Silver CARICO LAKE TURQUOISE Cleopatra NECKLACE" is in sale since Saturday, June 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Southwestern". The seller is "alionqueen" and is located in Corona, California. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Canada, Taiwan.