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Bisbee Turquoise Necklace & Earrings

Ramon Platero

About The Bisbee Turquoise Necklace & Earrings

Sterling silver mill rolled into sheet and smelted to form round "berries" was utilized in fabrication of necklace and earrings (excluding the manufactured screw back findings).  High grade Lavender pit, "Bisbee Route" was the turquoise hand cut for each decorative element.  The deep intense blue of each free form precious stone is captured in a notched bezel resting atop a holly leaf and berries soldered to what resembles a hive.

Each earring is treated the same way with the exception that the "hive" points upward when attached to the ear.  Very small silver beads and thick tubing form the base of the necklace from which the five graduated pendants are suspended.

Earrings can be converted to pierced: pendant or post.

Savvy Price $1,200.00

Gallery Price $1,500.00

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Description

Sterling silver mill rolled into sheet and smelted to form round "berries" was utilized in fabrication of necklace and earrings (excluding the manufactured screw back findings).  High grade Lavender pit, "Bisbee Route" was the turquoise hand cut for each decorative element.  The deep intense blue of each free form precious stone is captured in a notched bezel resting atop a holly leaf and berries soldered to what resembles a hive.

Each earring is treated the same way with the exception that the "hive" points upward when attached to the ear.  Very small silver beads and thick tubing form the base of the necklace from which the five graduated pendants are suspended.

Earrings can be converted to pierced: pendant or post.

About the Artist (1930-2003) Son of the well-known Navajo silversmith, Pablo Platero, Ramon or Ramone Platero was active since the early 1950's as a jeweler.  Early on became Ramon became known for his use of leaf imagery in his creations.  
Medium Sterling silver and high grade natural Bisbee turquoise
Size Overall length of necklace is 17". Ornaments range from 1 1/8" X 1" at the necklace center to 1 11/16" X 3/4" as the sides. Earrings are 1 1/4" X 1/2".
Signed "Hand made by Ramon Platero" inscribed on verso
Date of creation Early 1960's
Condition Excellent
Description The honest beauty of Ramon Plateros' necklace and earrings reflects his appreciation of little things in nature that go usually unnoticed. Their importance now recognized and embellished with the finest natural turquoise available, Mr. Platero has accomplished a humble yet regal thing of beauty fit for the queen inside every natural woman.
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