Santo Domingo / Navajo crafted "Butterfly" motif necklace in sterling silver with turquoise accents from the Mary and Everett Teller collection

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Santo Domingo / Navajo crafted "Butterfly" motif necklace in sterling silver with turquoise accents from the Mary and Everett Teller collection

1,195.00

Santo Domingo / Navajo crafted "Butterfly" motif necklace in sterling silver with turquoise accents from the Mary and Everett Teller collection

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Santo Domingo / Navajo crafted "Butterfly" motif necklace in sterling silver with turquoise accents from the Mary and Everett Teller collection

Made entirely by hand at the Teller family studio in New Mexico comes this lovely and unique butterfly motif necklace with turquoise accents. Showcasing the precision and talents of the Teller family of artists this butterfly necklace is among the top of the line in contemporary jewelry from Native American artists today. The Teller family of artists are well respected an highly regarded as leaders in the art of Native American jewelry making. 

Using solid sterling silver and a technique known as "overlay" the butterflies featured on this necklace are actually two distinct layers of sterling silver. One layer is the shape of the butterfly and the second layer has the design cut-out's found on each butterfly. After the designs are finished the second layer of sterling silver is annealed to the bottom layer thus creating a finished butterfly. This process is time consuming and requires a great deal of precision but when completed in the way the Tellers demonstrate, it will yield a very unique and special piece. 

To complete the work, each butterfly is finished with a single cabochon of gem-grade turquoise matched specifically for the piece. This butterfly necklace we see today is tomorrow's treasured collectible.

Made entirely from solid sterling silver including the beads, the butterflies featured on this necklace are graduated in size ranging from 2.5 inches wide for the bottom center butterfly to 1.75 inches wide for the top two. The necklace is set to fit a 20 inch neckline but can be professionally adjusted if needed. 

The Teller family signed the necklace on the back side for authenticity.