Rectangular Five Kingman Stone Necklace

Robert & Bernice Leekya

Rectangular Five Kingman Stone Necklace , Jewelry by Robert & Bernice Leekya
  • Zuni turquoise necklace
  • Rectangular Five Kingman Stone Necklace
Savvy Price $1,200.00
Gallery Price $1,500.00
Title
Rectangular Five Kingman Stone Necklace
Artist
Robert & Bernice Leekya
Medium
Sterling silver and natural Kingman turquoise
Troy ounces
1.96 troy ounces
Size
Overall length is 24 3/4". Chain diameter is 1/4". Stations extend 1/2" from chain and range in length.
Signed
No, but was commissioned and acquired along with two rings. Each of the rings were stamped with their initials RLB.
Date of creation
1970's
Condition
Excellent
Turquoise
Natural Kingman turquoise
Description
Stones measures 7/8" X 1/2", 5/8" X 1/2" (2 stones) and 1/2" X 1/2" (2 stones)
Provenance
KW
Gram weight
61.0 grams
About The Rectangular Five Kingman Stone Necklace

Fit is not an issue with this aesthetically striking necklace.

Worn as easily in Paris as the Southwest, this neck piece has a balanced presence.

Sterling silver chain is made from wire 1/16" in diameter.  Each link and the hook closure have been soldered.  Five rectangular stations were created from mill rolled sterling silver sheet.  They each have 1/8" deep bezels and have been set with hand cut naturla high grade deep blue turquoise.  The turquoise cabachons are all rectilinear with polished "natural" surfaces showing matrix and crystal form.  

About Robert & Bernice Leekya
Husband wife, each born during the 1930's.  Leekya Deyuse was Robert's father, while Bernice's sister was Alice Quam.  These two began to making jewelry together in 1953, the year they were married.
Cultures

American Indian, Zuni

Medium

Jewelry

Subject

Holiday Gifts

Keywords

Kingman turquoise, Zuni turquoise necklace, Rectangular Five Kingman Stone Necklace