Sterling silver handmade Navajo Lone Mountain squash blossom necklace with natural Lone Mountain turquoise. Circa early 1970s. Handmade by a Navajo Artist who worked at Carl Luthey Studio.
Carl W Luthey in the 1960’s the 70’s had excellent Navajo Silversmiths working for him making the jewelry that he designed. Much of his jewelry has the leaf and flower design that was so popular then. Some of the artists that worked with him were did very distinctive and recognizable work. Some of those artists were Luke Billy Yazzie and Louise and Ramone Platero. The Carl Luthey Studio sign is a stick figure representing the designer instead of the maker. Sometimes, there will also be the artist’s sign as well. The head is a C, the arms are a W and the legs have an L in them. Carl passed away January 31, 1975 in Albuquerque, NM.