Navajo Made by LEON MARTINEZ-Traditional NAJA 925 Lapis Pendant with 16 mm Bale

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Navajo Made by LEON MARTINEZ-Traditional NAJA 925 Lapis Pendant with 16 mm Bale

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Navajo Made by LEON MARTINEZ-Traditional NAJA 925 Lapis Pendant with 16 mm Bale
Navajo Made by LEON MARTINEZ-Traditional NAJA 925 Lapis Pendant with 16 mm Bale
Navajo Made by LEON MARTINEZ-Traditional NAJA 925 Lapis Pendant with 16 mm Bale
Navajo Made by LEON MARTINEZ-Traditional NAJA 925 Lapis Pendant with 16 mm Bale
Navajo Made by LEON MARTINEZ-Traditional NAJA 925 Lapis Pendant with 16 mm Bale
Navajo Made by LEON MARTINEZ-Traditional NAJA 925 Lapis Pendant with 16 mm Bale
Navajo Made by LEON MARTINEZ-Traditional NAJA 925 Lapis Pendant with 16 mm Bale
Navajo Made by LEON MARTINEZ-Traditional NAJA 925 Lapis Pendant with 16 mm Bale
Navajo Made by LEON MARTINEZ-Traditional NAJA 925 Lapis Pendant with 16 mm Bale
Navajo Made by LEON MARTINEZ-Traditional NAJA 925 Lapis Pendant with 16 mm Bale
Navajo Made by LEON MARTINEZ-Traditional NAJA 925 Lapis Pendant with 16 mm Bale

Navajo Made by LEON MARTINEZ-Traditional NAJA 925 Lapis Pendant with 16 mm Bale
SALE FOR PENDANT ONLY. LEARN ABOUT LEON AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE! Beautifully hand crafted into one of the SW’s most signature symbols, this NAJA pendant is designed with thick gauge 1/2 triangular wire & comes with a good size chunk of dark colored Lapis.. The Naja is anchored from a fully tooled bale & comes with a large 16 mm opening, so you can wear it with some big beaded Navajo Pearls if you like! This will look good worn either higher on the neck, or longer! You can also try wearing it with a thick leather strand for a more western style look! UNISEX PENDANT-FOR BOTH MEN & WOMEN! METAL FINISHING: Oxidized-Vintage Revival. STONE SIZE: 19 mm x 13 mm. MEASUREMENTS: 3″ X 2″ (Bale to Bottom). WEIGHT: 1.35 Ounces – 38.3 Grams. BALE OPENING: 16 mm. TECHNIQUE:Totally Hand Fabricated. Unless the pendant is defective(Which it isn’t) there is now a 3% charge that will be taken out from the total price you paid if there’s a return.. This applies to buyers remorse, too big, too small, don’t like it, etc.. T his is one good reason why you should go over measurements before purchasing & read all the detail I provided you with & ask any questions/concerns you may have beforehand. Nothing can be said about Leon without mentioning something about his family ties. 1st influenced by their mother & father, (who were also artists) Leon’s immediate siblings happen to be “CALVIN, RICK & TERRY MARTINEZ” & his sister is the well known “READDA BEGAY” who is married to Ernest Begay Sr. (another well known, sought after artist) Leon is also the cousin of the late & much missed artist “KIRK SMITH”. Each of these family members are sought out for their unique traditional Navajo jewelry they bring to the table & you can see many similarities in their work. Just like he took the late. Under his wings, it was the late. Who also laid the path for Leon & taught him a lot of the ropes when it came to taking the art of Navajo jewelry to a whole new level. Having developed his own”signature style, Leon has been at it now for over 30 years. Although a few have copied this style, it was Leon who was the 1st to come up with this very identifiable style of design. What you’re going to get in Leon’s jewelry are time consuming made pieces, where they’re made with presicion & excellence & where literally everything that’s apart of the piece, is still done with the power of the hand, just like his ancestors did.. Everything will be made from scratch, with nothing being used by pre-made commercial manufactures.. He’s all about using heavier gauge sterling, using only the highest quality natural stones available on the market & then each are hand finished in a “Vintage Revival” style finished sterling. Earning ribbons at the Navajo Nation Fair in Window Rock, AZ & Gallup Ceremonial, his work also has been featured in the highly read “Cowboys & Indians” magazine & his jewelry exhibited in Museums.. Leon’s work is highly collectible & demands top dollar. The item “Navajo Made by LEON MARTINEZ-Traditional NAJA 925 Lapis Pendant with 16 mm Bale” is in sale since Wednesday, December 30, 2020. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “platadesantafejewelry” and is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Country of Origin: NEW MEXICO
  • THEME:: NAJA PENDANT
  • TECHNIQUE:: COMPLETELY HAND FABRICATED
  • Metal Purity: 925
  • Artisan: LEON MARTINEZ
  • Main Stone: LAPIS
  • Metal: STERLING
  • Brand: PLATA DE SANTA FE JEWELRY
  • Jewelry Type: PENDANTS
  • Tribal Affiliation: NAVAJO

Navajo Made by LEON MARTINEZ-Traditional NAJA 925 Lapis Pendant with 16 mm Bale
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