This fabulous turquoise and sterling silver pendant was created by renown Navajo silversmith Daniel Sunshine Reeves. The pendant features a natural Royston turquoise stone set in sterling silver with hand stamped designs. Sunshine uses natural high-grade turquoise in all his work. No cracks in the stone, only matrix. The pendant has scalloped edges and is completely covered with complex engraved & hand stamped geometric designs.
The pendant measures 3-1/8 inch long including the oversized stamped bale and weighs 30 grams. The bale is stamped all around it and has a usable interior of 5/8 inches. The pendant is shown here with 8mm silver beads.
Hallmarked by and obtained directly from the artist, Sunshine Reeves. Brand new and in perfect condition. Gift box and Certificate of Authenticity included.
Sunshine Reeves" older brothers, Gary Reeves and David Reeves, taught him the craft of silver-smithing. Sunshine, along with his half-brothers, Darrel and Andy Cadman, all apprenticed together and they show a great deal of similarity in their intricate stamp work and their use of high quality stones. While each artist has his own individual style, they all share an affinity for complex engraved and hand stamped geometric designs and they are all a part of recreating and popularizing the old Navajo designs of the early 20th century. They call their style Navajo Revival Style.
Sunshine is now a world-renowned artist, taking numerous "Best of Show" awards and 1st place ribbons at various shows and Indian Markets. His jewelry is shown at the Peabody Museum, the Heard Museum, and many other museums.