Vintage Native American Turquoise Jewelry by Rick Richardson
The Elegant Ranch Collection is a wonderful group of vintage-styled Native American turquoise jewelry. It was created by Rick Richardson, a Caucasun man who assembled a very talented team of Native American jewelry artists. These particular earrings were handmade by American Indian jeweler Fritson Toledo. Fritson is a well-known Navajo artist who has won many awards for his amazing designs. These earrings have Kingman Turquoise set in sterling silver. Fritson has blackened the silver which really helps the turquoise stand out nicely. The rest of the silver has a lovely matte finish, which helps give these a vintage look. These earrings measure 1 7/8" x 1 1/4" and have posts on the back.
Rick Richardson's Native American artists have created some incredible examples of turquoise jewelry. They use genuine turquoise stones in their vintage designs. Unfortunately, he passed away a few years ago. His wife is keeping the business going so we can still see these wonderful pieces.