Lucy Jake, by Lucy Jake
This size 8 ring was created by Navajo Artist Lucy Jake Valencia.
This Sonoran Turquoise stone pops! Amazingly beautiful. It has really bright pale
blues blending to dark emerald greens with beige.
The stone is surrounded by twisted silver wire with flat silver buttons.
The hand display is not to scale, it's smaller.
It's marked sterling and signed.
It's 1" tall by 7/8" at it's widest point.
weight: 8.6 grams on my scale
I placed a quarter there for scale.
Sonoran Gold Turquoise is mined in Sonora, Mexico near the city of Cananea. The mine is located at the Campitos Mountain. Sonoran Gold is a beautiful turquoise comes in an aqua blue, lime green, two tone blue and can have stunning yellow gold matrices. Unlike most turquoise, Sonoran Gold is not mined in veins but forms inside clay deposits as individual nuggets.
I was born in 1956 in Socorro, New Mexico, and I'm a member of the Sagebrush clan from my mother's side and Edgewater clan from my father's side. As a young child I grew up traveling through out Texas, Arizona and Colorado. My family eventuality settled on the Navajo reservation near Tohajiilee, NM, where I attended school through the 11th grade.
I was introduced to traditional Indian jewelry at a young age by watching my family. By the age of 17 I started designing and making my own jewelry.
I've always felt that my creativity came to me naturally and it was a gift given to me.
I have 6 children, 5 girls and 1 boy and 24 grandchildren who bring me a lot of joy. I still find time to continue making fine sterling silver and turquoise jewelry and continuing the Jake name and reputation.
I truly hope you enjoy the feelings that emulate from my creations.
Sure to make a Fine addition to any collection, or a great gift!
Please note: Pictures are enlarged to show detail, remember everything looks bigger on line :)