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 gorgeous matched stones of natural Turquoise Mountain turquoise are set in a pair of post earrings. Cecil Atencio set these pretty stones in straight-edged bezels and wrapped the bezels with twist wire.
Hallmarked C. ATENCIO and stamped Sterling.
Stones: 3/4" x 7/16"
Dimensions of earrings: 7/8" x 9/16"