Up for your consideration is this brand new Native American handmade Sterling Silver bolo, featuring seven large genuine turquoise stones, created by Zuni legends Robert & Bernice Leekya. The fancy silver bolo tips have two turquoise stones on each.
The main bolo piece measures 2-1/2" tall by 1-1/2" wide. The fancy sterling silver tips are 2-1/4" long.
In perfect condition. Hallmarked by the artists. Gift box & Certificate of Authenticity included with your purchase. From private collection. About 10 years old but seldom worn. Matching buckle available. (See last photo).
Robert Leekya is the son of famous Zuni jeweler Leekya Deyuse. His father began teaching him the art of jewelry making in the 1940's. In the 1950's. Robert began working in the nugget style. He and Dan Simplicio were among the first to make nugget jewelry. Robert & his wife Bernice have worked in both gold and silver.
The Leekya'a work is becoming increasing difficult to obtain due to Robert's recent health problems. And due to the recent closing of the Sleeping Beauty turquoise mine, the prices on any new jewelry that they make, reflects the increases in the price of Sleeping Beauty turquoise.