Like what you see here? Is by celebrated Southwestern artisan Federico Jimenez. Federico always utilizes the finest natural turquoise available. FEDERICO JIMENEZ was born in Oaxaca, Mexico in 1941 in a Mixtec Indian Community. He came to the USA in 1967 to study and work.
He studied jewelry making and design at the University Community School. In 1970 He and his Wife Ellen Belber Jimenez took a trip to the Southwest and fell in love with the American Indian Culture. 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 3 1/4" long WEIGHT: 276.3 grams SIGNED: JF, for Federico Jimenez STERLING: yes, stamped.
The item "Stunning FEDERICO JIMENEZ Sterling Silver NATURAL TURQUOISE Cleopatra NECKLACE" is in sale since Saturday, August 1, 2020. 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 worldwide.