Necklace weight 51 grams (1.8 oz). Earring length 1 1/4 inch, with 8 precision cuts each. Earring weight 7 grams (0.2 oz). An award-winning artist, jeweler, designer and master craftsman; was born in Gallup, NM in 1965 and raised in Tohatchi in Northwestern New Mexico. Calvin designed his first piece of jewelry at the age of 10, learning from his mother and uncle.
In more than 20 yeats as a jewelry designer and craftsman, he has become a master in every aspect of the design and manufacturing process, winning numerous awards at the Gallup Inter Tribal Ceremonial, including Best of Show 1989. His jewelry has been featured in Arizona Highway and Southwest Art Magazines. This gifted artist continually innovates and updates his designs, working in both gold and silver, adding new motifs and stones to his repertoire. In his leisure time, Calvin participates in rodeos and rides in the backcountry in his all terrain vehicles. When he creates jewelry, that wild free spirit finds expression in precious metals and stone.He has a unique ability to translate Navajo inlay techniques into that which reflect his Native American heritage, yet have elegant and contemporary flair. Calvin's work is prized by clients and collectors not only in the Southwest but throughout the United States and the world. In the artistry of Calvin Begay, the stunning beauty of the untamed West is reflected in the combination of color and design that create unforgettable pieces of wearable art. Note on Calvin Begay's work. When artist are as innovative and creative as Calvin, he or she becomes targets for conterfeiters. Beware of knock off and fake pieces claiming to be by Calvin.
Calvin uses the best materials and exhibits the highest level in workmanship and craftsmanship in his jewelry and designs. To allow Calvin time to design, experiment and innfluence new work, Calvin works using the atelier method as the designer and master craftsman. He is the principal master in his workshop and under his supervision a number of skilled silversmiths, lapidary artists and assistants allow more beautiful jewelery to be available than if he worked on his own.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. "Atelier is the French word for "workshop, and in English is used principally for the workshop of an artist in the fine or decorative arts, where a principal master and a number of assistants, students and apprentices worked together producing pieces that went out in the master's name. This was the standard for European artist from the Middle Ages to the 18th or 19th century, and common elsewhere in the word. There are many legends surrounding Native American's and Turquoise.
Many believe Turquoise harbors life-giving qualities and symbolized both water and sky. Many people still believe the stone has the power to heal, bring good fortune, improve focus and enhance positive energy. By wearing Turquoise it provides protection, good health and long life. Cultures throughout the world believe Turquoise is a carrier of positive energy that allows the wearer to deflect negativity and ward off depression.It is also believed to be a stone of good fortune. When offered as a gift, Turquoise metaphysical properties will be transferred to the person receiving the stone.
Archelogists believe American Indians began mining Turquoise thousands of years ago in the American Southwest. Ancient dig sites have been discovered in Kingman, Arizona and other locations. _gsrx_vers_841 GS 7.0.16 (841). The item "Calvin Begay Authentic Multi Color Turquoise Sterling Inlay Necklace Earring Set" is in sale since Tuesday, March 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants".
The seller is "amanasky" and is located in Dolan Springs, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Ecuador, Iceland, Macao, Martinique, Peru, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.: Signed