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Museum of the American Indian Exhibit

For the nest year, until Jan., 10, 2016, there will be an exhibit at the Smithsonian's Museum of the American Indian of about 400 piece of jewelry made by the Navajo Yazzie Family, primarily Raymond and Jake. They are award-winning silversmiths who do beautiful elaborate pieces of jewelry. If you're lucky enough to be in Washington, D.C., in the coming year you might want to fit this exhibit into your schedule, if you're a lover of beautiful Indian jewelry.
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Here's a piece from the exhibit, a ring containing a beautiful Lander Blue Turquoise stone. Lander Blue is considered to be the most valuable turquoise in the world. Only about 150lbs were ever collected.

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thanks for mentioning this kachina......hopefully i will get there sometime this year. that ring is gorgeous......especially the stone!

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Re: Museum of the American Indian Exhibit

Here's another piece from the 400 item collection.

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Re: Museum of the American Indian Exhibit

That sounds like it would be wonderful. Won't make it there but thanks for the picture.

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Exquisite pieces. That would be an exhibition I would love to be able to see! Thanks for the pictures Kachina.

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I came online to see the new Or Paz pieces, but I'd much rather look at this! {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

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Isn't the Lander Blue ring magnificent, Kathy? Wonder what the stone is worth?
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Thank you Kachina. I have been there before, and will be going again this year. What a beautiful stone!!!
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Gorgeous pieces! Thanks for the info, Kachina. Smiley Very Happy

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