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JEWELRY

Unique examples of the jewelry makers art.  Each piece was the subject of a feature article in Rock and Gem magazine authored by Gerry Blair.  A copy of the article will be included with the purchase of each piece.  With the exception of Item #'s  J-8 & J-12, all jewelry pieces on this page were handcrafted by Gerry Blair.

J-1 . . . Handsome 3.5x2.25 cm oval of chrysocolla drusy set in simple silver. Collectors know this is a seldom seen cooperation. Construction described within Crafting a Crystal Pendant . . . a feature article in the August 1991 Rock and Gem. Copy of article supplied with pendant. Lapidary, silver work and article by Gerry Blair.   Price:  $250.

 

J-2 . . . Silver antelope by Gerry Blair. A trophy within any collection. 5.5x8 cm. Sterling chain supplied. Construction described within Silver Overlay    . . . a feature article in the May 1988 Rock and Gem. Copy of article supplied with pendant. Price:  $125.

 

J-3 . . . Sterling Shaman holding turquoise shield and a lance of precious coral. Construction technique described within Fusing for Texture   . . . a feature article in the July 1990 Rock and Gem. Copy of article and sterling chain supplied. Lapidary, silverwork and article by Gerry Blair. Size: 4"x2.75".  Price:  $175.

J-4 . . . Heroic pendant containing splash cast silver, precious opal. Precious coral and the very rare azurite stained silicate. 8.5x5 cm. Construction technique described within Crafting a Flashy Splashy Bola in the January 1992 Rock and Gem. Now modified to be a pendant. Work and article by Gerry Blair. Sterling chain and copy of article supplied.   Price:  $250.

J-5 . . . Another hero. Extra large sterling silver containing petroglyphic Bighorn Rams and a mind boggling oval of the rare azurite stained chalcedony. 6.5x9.5 cm large. Sterling chain and copy of article supplied.   Price:  $250.

 

J-7 . . . Stylish Kachina created by tufa -cast technique. Construction details are described within Cloning a Kachina . . . a feature article within the January 1990 Rock and Gem. Maid is made (snicker) by casting silver into a design carved into tufa. Head is of top grade chrysoprase. Sterling chain and copy of article supplied. 2.75x8 cm. Price:  $125.

J-8 . . . "I wish I had done that" pendant shows a wolf impaled upon the antler s of a horny buck or bull. Hallmark on back identifies the Navajo silversmith. This 6.5x5 cm piece comes with a sterling chain. From the Gerry Blair Collection.   Price:  $125.

J-9 . . . Some Navajos eat the hallucinogenic cactus called the peyote and see visions of a bird carrying their needs to the gods. This Bisbee Blue and sterling peyote bird might work as well. Construction technique described within Crafting a Bluebird  . . . Featured in the February 1991 Rock and Gem. 4x7 cm in size. Sterling chain and copy of article supplied. Price:  $150.

J-10 . . This attractive malachite and silver badger claw was featured within Make a Malachite Bola (Rock & Gem-May 1990. Piece was made as a bola but has been modified into a pendant. Sterling chain and copy of article supplied. Size: 2"x2.5"  Price:  $105.

 

 

J-11 . . . Gems from the Sea was a feature article appearing within the August 1984 issue of Rock and Gem Magazine. This handsome pendant displays precious coral, abalone shell and ivory from the tusk of a walrus. Copy of article and coral-heishi-silver suspension included. Size:  2.25"x3".     Price: $175.

J-12 . . . “The not a turkey pendant” was commissioned by Ann Blair as a love gift to husband Gerry (Editor of Turkey & Turkey Hunting at the time). Sawn and soldered by a Hopi artist the pendant is handsome and a half. Sterling chain included. Size: 2"x2.5".     Price: $150.

J-13 . . . Tufa casting technique is somewhat simple. A cavity is carved within a soft volcanic tuff and molten silver is poured within. This pendant shows the subtle pebbled grain of the tufa. The cast is enhanced with handsome chrysocolla and tenorite from the Tiger Mine at San Manuel Arizona and contains a blood red bit of precious coral. Sterling chain supplied. Size: 2.5"x1.25".  Price: $125.

 

 

J-14 . . . Gem Quality chrysocolla silicate with a handsome hunk of precious coral . . . each set with simple silver to create a cooperation of outstanding beauty. Ring size 8. Gem and metal work by Gerry Blair. Size: .75"x1.5".  Price: $125.


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 COPPER FRIENDLY   FIRE AGATE  JASPER - BRUNEAU  

   JASPER - MOHAVE   JASPER - MISC.    MALACHITE

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TURQUOISE    AMAZING ETC. - 1    AMAZING ETC. -2

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