TOMMY SINGER ORIGINAL HANDCRAFTED NECKLACE WITH STERLING SILVER , CORAL , TURQUOISE , ONYX, SPINY OYSTER SHELL AND MANY OTHER STONES. THIS AMAZING PIECE WAS COMPLETED BY TOMMY BEFORE HIS TRAGIC DEATH IN 2014. WE HAD A PHYSICAL STORE FRONT IN SAN DIEGO THAT WE CLOSED AND ALL OF HIS WORK HAS BEEN STORED UNTIL NOW. His work was included in the 2002 exhibit. Jewels of the Southwest. At the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture in Santa Fe, NM among other prestigious museum exhibits. He won numerous awards and his work is published in well-known books of Indian jewelry. A silver bracelet, created in 2004 is in the collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D. ALL SALES ARE FINAL THANK YOU. The item “AUTHENTIC ORIGINAL TOMMY SINGER NECKLACE WITH BAMBOO CORAL STERLING SILVER RARE” is in sale since Wednesday, October 2, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “luxresale13″ and is located in San Diego, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Country of Origin: UNITED STATES
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ORIGINAL HANDMADE BY TOMMY SINGER: RARE CORAL PIECE
Beautiful Sterling silver watch cuff with watch expertly crafted by Navajo silversmith Tommy Singer. The cuff has an intricate Navajo design pattern. One of a limited quantity of 10 made by Tommy Singer. The watch is labeled “Japan Movt Stainless Steel Back”. It has a turquoise face with a gemstone at 12 o’clock position. Battery was recently replaced and it works. This beautiful piece looks great and would enhance any collection – see photos. Tommy Singer (born 1940 – May 31, 2014) was a Navajo Silversmith who specialized in chip-inlay jewelry. His inlaid turquoise, coral, and silver pieces incorporated traditional Navajo designs. Singer gained acclaim as the originator of the chip inlay design which he developed in the 1970s. Singer was a member of the Navajo Nation from Winslow, Arizona. He perfected his craft working on the Navajo reservation in a small studio surrounded with his family and other tribal members. He grew up on the Navajo Reservation and was taught silversmithing by his father, beginning at the age of seven. In the 1960s he invented the “chip-inlay” technique of using turquoise or coral chips in this silverwork. This technique has become widespread in his community. He also used stamps and work in overlay. When asked about his work, Singer said, Every piece is made with the various meanings from my traditional ways – the Navajo way of living. My father was a silversmith, too. He taught me, and wanted me to continue this trade. It was my father’s dream that I learn to silversmith so that I could continue his beliefs. The item “Rare Navajo Silversmith Tommy Singer Sterling Silver Turquoise Face Watch Cuff” is in sale since Thursday, September 8, 2016. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Watches”. The seller is “aplmart2″ and is located in Lisle, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, United arab emirates, Malaysia.