Born in 1956, Navajo silversmith Cecil Atencio has been smithing silver since his early twenties. He was born near Chaco Canyon at Kimbeto, New Mexico, which is little more than a curve in the gravel road situated in a place with blinding dust storms. He currently resides in Tohajiilee, New Mexico with his wife, children and grandchildren.
These post earrings are set with near-square stones of natural, untreated Candelaria turquoise from Nevada. Cecil Atencio set these pretty stones in smooth bezels and wrapped the bezels with twist wire.
Hallmarked C. ATENCIO and stamped Sterling.
Stones: 9/16" x 1/2"
Dimensions of each earring: 11/16" x 5/8"