Rare Tommy Singer Sterling Silver Purple Spiny Oyster Turquoise Coral Necklace
THIS IS AN ESTATE FRESH OLD TOMMY SINGER ORIGINAL HANDCRAFTED NECKLACE WITH STERLING SILVER AND PURPLE SPINY OYSTER SHELL WITH RED CORAL APPLE CORAL TURQUOISE ONYX ORANGE SPINY OYSTER SHELL AND MANY OTHER STONES. THE COLORS ARE JUST STUNNING AND THE PIECE IS CLASSIC TOMMY SINGER. IT IS 29 LONG AND REALLY FINE CONDITION. STILL CARRIES THE ORIGINAL TOMMY SINGER TAG, NOT THE T&R TAG AS IT WAS MADE BEFORE THEN. THIS AMAZING PIECE WAS COMPLETED BY TOMMY SINGER BEFORE HIS TRAGIC DEATH IN 2014.
Tommy is considered by many as one of the greatest contemporary Indian jewelry silversmiths of our time. Even though he was world renowned, he worked on the Navajo reservation in a small studio surrounded with his family and other tribal members. The Singer family has been involved in silversmithing, stone and beadwork for a very long time, handing the art down from one generation to another. Tommy was a silversmith for over 50 years. He learned the art of silversmithing from his father when he was just 7 years old.
His Father Tsinnigine Hathali was a Navajo Medicine man. Tommy incorporates many traditional sandpainting and rug designs of the Navajo People into his jewelry. Tommy began creating jewelry full-time at the age of 21.
His early works were done in the silver overlay technique. His work soon began to feature Turquoise stones.
While working with scrap turquoise chips, Tommy pioneered the technique of Chip inlay used by thousands of artists to this day. For many years Tommy and his brothers created Jewelry using the Chip inlay style. His current work often includes 14 Karat Gold Overlaid on Silver.
Tommy also carved storyteller scenes and silver bead necklaces with tremendous skill. When asked about his work, Singer said, Every piece is made with the various meanings from my traditional ways - the Navajo way of living. He taught me, and wanted me to continue this trade.
It was my father's dream that I learn to silversmith so that I could continue his beliefs. His work is well known internationally and is featured in a number of Indian art publications. One can easily recognize Tommys work. He marks his finished pieces with T.
I try hard to make different styles and designs of my jewelry. His legacy of work will continue to live on for many years. In fact, Rosita (Rose) and the family have continued Tommys legacy by creating jewelry with his designs. Tommy and his wife Rose came up with a new hallmark before his death which is T&R Singer.
His work was included in the 2002 exhibit. At the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture in Santa Fe, NM among other prestigious museum exhibits. He won numerous awards and his work is published in well-known books of Indian jewelry. A silver bracelet, created in 2004 is in the collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.My descriptions are solely there to assist buyers finding the items and are not a guaranteed accurate description of the item in all cases. If you do need information I have neglected to include, please don't hesitate to ask any questions. The item "RARE TOMMY SINGER STERLING SILVER PURPLE SPINY OYSTER TURQUOISE CORAL NECKLACE" is in sale since Saturday, October 30, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "mstiques" and is located in Bernalillo, New Mexico.
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- Country of Origin: United States
- Chain Type: Ball/Bead
- Artisan: TOMMY SINGER
- ORIGINAL HANDMADE BY TOMMY SINGER: RARE CORAL PIECE
- Modified Item: Yes
- Jewelry Type: Necklaces
- Type: Necklace
- Secondary Stone: Coral & Onyx
- Main Stone Color: Purple Spiny Oyster
- Customized: Yes
- Vintage: Yes
- Signed: Yes
- Occasion: Anniversary
- Brand: Tommy Singer
- Era: 1950's - 1990's
- Ethnic & Regional Style: Native American
- Handmade: Yes
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Style: Beaded Heishi
- Base Metal: Sterling Silver
- Material: Gemstone
- Theme: Southwestern
- Antique: No
- Item Length: 29" Long
- Metal Purity: 925
- Closure: Hook
- Main Stone: Purple Spiny Oyster
- Wholesale: Yes
- Metal: Sterling Silver
- Tribal Affiliation: Navajo