This is a very early and rare Orville Tsinne sterling and turquoise squash blossom necklace. Made early 1970Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s this 24 inch long necklace and boasts THREE strands of old silver beads, with triple length squash blossom drops, and a triple Najacenter pendant. Signed properly TSINNIE, Shiprock NM, with Orville's mountain logos.
Because of the significant amount of material, construction time and demand for his work, Orville moved away from triple strand to double strand and now most typically to single strand necklaces and bracelets.
Orville is a perfectionist, hand picking and polishing only highest quality natural stones. He loves to use unusual and rare stones when creating his bold contemporary jewelry using traditional methods. Orville Tsinnie is a master Navajo silversmith who has won numerous awards, including a Lifetime Achievement award from the IACA.