Campitos Turquoise Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace
Style #: SW-010-N
- Turquoise: Campitos Turquoise
- Artist: Bobby Johnson
- Sterling silver
- Authentic Handmade Native American Jewelry
- Hallmark stamped
- Length: 24"
Bobby Johnson is from Church Rock, New Mexico. He began silversmithing in the early 70’s, under the tutelage of his older brothers and sisters, who are also expert silversmiths. Bobby’s love for turquoise & silver led him to choose his life’s work, and he continues to delight lovers of Native American jewelry with both his unique designs & traditional techniques.
Campitos is derived from the Spanish word "campo" meaning "field" or "countryside". Mined in Mexico from the Pino Chueco and Cananea mines in Sonora, Campitos is a favorite for jewelry artisans. Campitos is unique in several ways. It grows in clay as free-form nuggets, rather than in veins which is typical of many North American turquoises. Its color closely resembles that of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and ranges from a light to medium blue with no matrix. Occasionally you may find pyrite inclusions, which give it a little bit of sparkle.