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Black Onyx and Ruby Red Cobblestone Necklace with Handmade Chain

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Lynol Yellowhorse (1962-2003)
  • Category: Necklaces
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Sterling Silver, Onyx, Red Jasper
  • Size: 29” long; pendant: 2” x 1-⅛”
  • Item # C4125D
  • Price: $850.00

Lynol Yellowhorse (1962-2003) signatureLynol Yellowhorse was known for his lapidary skill in what is referred to by collectors of Southwest Indian Jewelry as the “cobblestone style.” Cobblestone work requires the artist to cut each stone and shape the sides in a beveled manner, giving the work a three-dimensional look. In this stunning pendant, Yellowhorse carefully placed precisely-shaped pieces of sterling silver between sections of shiny black onyx and what appears to be red jasper. The stones were set in a rectangular pendant which hangs on a handmade chain. The chain was made Diné silversmith Sally Shirley. The contrast between the deep red stone and the black onyx with the addition of polished silver is quite striking. The necklace is signed on the back by the artist.


Condition: The Black Onyx and Ruby Red Cobblestone Necklace with Handmade Chain is in like new condition

Provenance: The necklace is from a collector from the East Coast

Recommended Reading:  

- Southwestern Indian Jewelry by Dexter Cirillo

- Navajo Jewelry: A Legacy of Silver and Stone by Lois Essary Jacka

Lynol Yellowhorse (1962-2003)
  • Category: Necklaces
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Sterling Silver, Onyx, Red Jasper
  • Size: 29” long; pendant: 2” x 1-⅛”
  • Item # C4125D
  • Price: $850.00

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