In Sedona, Arizona, Turquoise Tortoise Gallery puts the spotlight on yesterday and showcases the gallery’s impressive collection of Native American jewelry from the 1970s. The new exhibition “Embracing the Past: Vintage Jewelry” opens with a 1st Friday reception from 5-8 pm August 4th. Included are necklaces, earrings, pins, pendants, rings and belts. Visitors can enjoy the workmanship and materials that mark the continuing traditions of Native American jewelry artists with turquoise, coral, sterling silver and more available.
Highlights include a disk-bead and tab necklace of delicate green-hued all-natural turquoise from the Royston turquoise mine near Tonapah, Nevada. These strong, lovely stones represent true “Nevada Green” colorations. Another notable necklace is a traditional 3-strand, multi-stone fetish necklace with an array of animals: bear, wolf, turtle and more. There is a hard-to-find 5-strand coral bead necklace and a turquoise seed-bead necklace with over 40 strands. Sterling silver pieces represent a number of traditional Native American techniques including overlay, stamp work and repoussé.
Stop by Turquoise Tortoise Gallery on 1st Friday evening to enjoy light refreshments and explore all that “Embracing the Past: Vintage Jewelry” has to offer. Exhibition through August 13.
Visit www.Facebook.com/TurquoiseTortoiseGallerySedona; or follow on Instagram. Turquoise Tortoise Gallery, 928/282-2262, www.TurquoiseTortoiseGallery.com, located at Hozho, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, AZ. Open daily: 10-6 Mon-Sat; 11-5 Sun.
Vintage sterling silver cuffs, earrings and ring in traditional Native American designs. Available at Turquoise Tortoise Gallery in Sedona.
Vintage necklace of all-natural Royston turquoise, turquoise and sterling silver ring and cross earrings. At Turquoise Tortoise Gallery in Sedona, AZ.
An array of vintage jewelry including traditional fetish necklace, concho belt, multi-strand turquoise bead necklace, cuffs in turquoise or coral on sterling silver, earrings, ring. At Turquoise Tortoise Gallery in Sedona, AZ.