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J 1121 Steven Arviso

Kingman Turquoise

Price: $395.00
 
Description

J1121 Turquoise Ring

Turquoise ring by Award winning Navajo silversmith Steven Arviso. The ring has a 3/8” x 7/8” square cut Kingman Water Web Turquoise on a ¼” hand stamped band.  Size 10

The Kingman Turquoise Mine is one of the oldest producing Turquoise mines in North America. It was discovered by Native Americans over 1000 years ago. Kingman Turquoise is known for its beautiful blue color and the mine produces many variations of blue turquoise. The mine also produces turquoise with a wonderful "Birdseye" or "Water Web" matrix pattern along with beautiful Spiderweb matrix patterns.

Award winning Navajo silversmith Steven Arviso has been an active silversmith since 1990. His teachers were Harry Morgan and Jay Evetts. "I'm a creator more than an artist," says Steven; "When I get a piece of turquoise, I don't instantly know what I'm going to make... out of 20, 30 stones, and only one turquoise will speak to me."  Steven is known for his traditional hand stamped silverwork and twist wire patterns.

About the artist

Steven Arviso

Award winning Navajo silversmith Steven Arviso has been an active silversmith since 1990. His teachers were Harry Morgan and Jay Evetts.

"I'm a creator more than an artist," says Steven; "When I get a piece of turquoise, I don't instantly know what I'm going to make... out of 20, 30 stones, and only 1 turquoise will speak to me."  Steven is known for his traditional hand stamped silverwork and twist wire patterns. He creates jewelry inspired by old Navajo styles with an emphasis on the natural beauty of the stone.

Steve is fast becoming famous for his particular take on old style Navajo jewelry. His ritual-like creation process, the high quality turquoise he uses, the specifically pre-1950s style that he uses, and his own exclusive touch are what make Arviso's works such highly sought after pieces of art. 

Steve Says: “I build jewelry that is meant to be kept. That’s what my jewelry means to me-it’s something very spiritual and personal.”

About Bischoff's

Bischoff's Gallery opened in 1999. The gallery, located in historic Old town Scottsdale, Arizona carries work by Native American, western, and southwestern artists. Known for it's collection of Native American Jewelry, Bischoff's also offers a selection of Navajo rugs, kachinas, pottery, baskets and fine art from artisans of many tribes...

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Bischoff's Gallery

3925 N Brown Ave • Scottsdale, AZ • 85251

Phone: 480 946 6155

Fax: 480 945 3583

Email: sales@bischoffsouthwestart.com