Royston Turquoise Necklace
Royston Turquoise Necklace – 25% Off
Artist: Kenneth Aguilar
Tribe: Santo Domingo Pueblo
Size: 20″ – adjustable
Kenneth Aguilar learned his extensive jewelry-making skills from his mother, Ventura, on the Santo Domingo pueblo (also known as the Kewa pueblo) in New Mexico where he was born, raised, and was elected Lt. Governor for the year 2015. The fifth most populous of the nineteen New Mexico pueblos, with conservative customs and culture, the pueblo is located roughly 25 miles southwest of Santa Fe. Its historic proximity to the ancient Cerrillos turquoise mines led to the Kewa people becoming known for the fine jewelry they created from these impressive stones.
Kenneth Aguilar studied at the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe from 1967 to 1971 and has now been a jewelry artist for over forty years, well known for his highly skilled stone work.
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