Navajo 13 Strand Coral & 14k Gold Necklace - Alfred Lee (#01)

Navajo Jewelry
29" long

Navajo artist Alfred Lee has created an extraordinary necklace of Mediterranean coral and 14k gold.  Alfred met an Italian family with ties to the old world while attending a jewelry show in Pasadena, California.   The family just happened to have some of the best branch coral Alfred had ever seen, so he traded jewelry for it.  Upon his return to New Mexico, Alfred began cutting and drilling the coral to make beads, matching pendent and accompanying gold work.   This necklace is the result of that trade and creative process.  Superb!