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Santo Domingo Cerillos Green Turquoise Pendant

Juan Pedro Garcia

About The Santo Domingo Cerillos Green Turquoise Pendant

Beautiful, symmetrical, organic, this earthy turquoise and silver pendant created by Juan Pedro Garcia speaks to lovers of nature. Created during the 1970's after the U.S. pulled our troups out of Vietnam, this piece reflects a time focused on healing both physically and spiritually.  It speaks to a need for peace common to every human soul. It is a gentle, calming reminder of the creator and the earth from which we all are both.

This Cerillos turquoise has always been green.  It is a female turquoise, symbolic of the earth Mother, life and all living growing things.  

This pendant is abundance and all things good!  

Savvy Price $885.00

Gallery Price $985.00

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Beautiful, symmetrical, organic, this earthy turquoise and silver pendant created by Juan Pedro Garcia speaks to lovers of nature. Created during the 1970's after the U.S. pulled our troups out of Vietnam, this piece reflects a time focused on healing both physically and spiritually.  It speaks to a need for peace common to every human soul. It is a gentle, calming reminder of the creator and the earth from which we all are both.

This Cerillos turquoise has always been green.  It is a female turquoise, symbolic of the earth Mother, life and all living growing things.  

This pendant is abundance and all things good!  

About the Artist

Garcia was taught by Carl Luthe. A jeweler from Santo Domingo pueblo, Garcia exhibited at Santa Fe's Indian Market as well as at Eight Northern Indian Pueblo Arts & Crafts Show.

Garcia is cited in Gregory Schaaf's book American Indian Jewelry Book I 1,200 Artist Biographies together with a photograph of one of his nugget and silver leaf rings.

Also known as John Paul Garcia, he used just JP when first producing jewelry in 1978.

Medium Sterling silver and natural Cerillos turquoise
Troy ounces 1.76 troy ounces
Size 3 1/2" height X 1 1/4" maximum width. Chain is 12 inches in length from back of neck to pendant bale.
Signed "JPG" is stamped on the back of the pendant in overlapping letters
Date of creation 1970's
Condition Perfect
Turquoise Natural green to olive green Cerillos turquoise
Design Bezels are hand cut. Stamps are hand-made.
Provenance CP 3042, consigned by a man whose aunt collected with a fine eye WH
Gram weight 54.8 grams
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