Look for Traditional Navajo Turquoise Jewelry by Philander Begay
Turquoise is often a centerpiece of high-end Native American jewelry, and turquoise pieces made by well-known and talented artists like Philander Begay are among the most prized and highly valued in the collecting world. In fact, if you are an avid collector of traditional Navajo turquoise jewelry, then you should definitely check out the pieces created by Philander Begay. The artist grew up in Tuba City, Arizona, near Hotevilla, which is a Hopi village. He hails from a family of jewelry makers noted for their ability to craft one-of-a-kind castings. Philander Begay’s work reflects the craftsmanship of his family, with his pieces depicting intricate scenes of Pueblo and Navajo life. Many of his intricately carved pieces come with fine natural turquoise.
Philander is Darryl Dean Begay’s brother, another notable Native American jewelry maker and artist. Darryl served as his mentor, teaching him the art to tufa casting and silver smithing. Tim, Kenneth, and Bobby Begay influenced Philander’s unique style. The artist himself says that he loves to make different and large pieces that stand out because it helps support his family and that they are fun to make. Any time you plan to buy any of his traditional Navajo turquoise pieces, make sure that you deal only with a reputable retailer that can guarantee the authenticity of the products.
Authentic Philander Begay jewelry will always be backed by a certificate of authenticity to assure collectors of his name and tribal affiliation. The certificate proves the value of the item and the materials, which Philander used on it. Some of the best retailers of traditional Navajo turquoise jewelry are authorized to sell his pieces, and they have more than 30 years of experience in carrying the products of the finest Native American artists.
Philander Begay’s pieces range from pendants to cuffs, bolo ties, belt buckles, and pins. Each piece is carefully crafted by hand, making them highly unique and special. The rare gem grade Apache blue spider web turquoise Yeibachai design tufa cast bracelet is one of his most remarkable creations. The design features a mysterious Navajo deity emerging from the underworld. The bracelet is heavy and deeply carved into thick tufa stone. Philander is able to capture the Yeibachai perfectly in the bracelet, and accented with the finest gem grade natural Apache Blue turquoises.
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