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Purple Spiny Oyster Shell Neclace By Tommy Singer #TRS103

$495.00

Artist: Tommy Singer                     FREE USA SHIPPING!

Tribe: Navajo

Material: Purple Spiny Oyster, Sterling Silver, Kingman Turquoise, Labradorite

Measurements: Shown in pic slide :)

Tommy Singer (1940 - May 31, 2014) is a World Famous Navajo Silversmith. His distinct style of Indian Jewelry is recognized the world over. Tommy is considered by many as one of the greatest contemporary Indian jewelry silversmiths of our time. His Native American Indian jewelry work is coveted by collectors and enthusiasts alike. Tommy was a silversmith for over 50 years. He learned the art of silversmithing from his father when he was just 7 years old. His Father Tsinnigine Hathali was a Navajo Medicine man. Tommy incorporates many traditional sandpainting and rug designs of the Navajo People into his jewelry. Tommy began creating jewelry full-time at the age of 21. His early works were done in the Silver overlay technique. His work soon began to feature Turquoise stones. While working with scrap turquoise chips, Tommy pioneered the technique of Chip inlay used by thousands of artists to this day. For many years Tommy and his brothers created Jewelry using the Chip inlay style. In recent years, Tommy has returned to his roots by creating Exquisite Silver Overlaid Jewelry with intricate designs. His current work often includes 14 Karat Gold Overlaid on Silver. Tommy also carves storyteller scenes with tremendous skill. His carved silver Bead necklaces are also highly sought after.

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