18kt Gold with Natural High-Grade Bisbee Turquoise and Sugilite Necklace by Hopi artist, Don Supplee.
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.