Handmade by Hopi artist, Don Supplee, 18kt gold chain is embellished with eight Lone Mountain and Coral Pieces. A removable 18kt gold inlaid maiden sits at the bottom. The maiden pendant figure is expertly inlaid with carved natural Morenci Turquoise, Sugilite and Coral with her carved necklace being Burnham turquoise. The necklace is finished with Donnie’s hallmark on the maiden and on an 18kt gold tag at the clasp. The pendant is removable so the chain can be worn alone. Please contact us for price.
Don Supplee was born in Ganado and grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona near the Hopi reservation. The son of two teachers, he was encouraged to pursue his dreams. Observing the jewelry making of his older brother Charles Supplee, an acclaimed silversmith, Don became fascinated by the intricate creative process. Utilizing metal fabrication, inlaying, and the ancient method of tufa-casting, the artist quickly began developing his own style. An exceptional craftsman with a natural eye for design, Don creates exquisite jewelry in both silver and gold, enhanced by diamonds and other precious stones as well as traditional turquoise. “I credit my love of nature and appreciation of the Hopi culture as primary sources of inspiration,” he says.