Multistrand turquoise necklace in copper, turtle earrings, Mother turtle tribal jewelry, handcrafted and Native owned.


10 strand beaded turquoise necklace.
Matching turtle earrings.
Handcrafted Lenape jewelry.

10 strands of blue beaded turquoise, running into hand stamped copper cans.
The piece continues with copper turtles climbing
trails of copper disc beads separated by green heishi turquoise beads.
It ends in a handmade copper and Kingman turquoise hook closure.

Includes dangle copper turtle, turquoise and sterling earrings.

Necklace and earrings are handmade by Marvin and Sondra Boone of Boone Silversmith
and are hallmarked MSBOONE.

Sondra is a registered member and recognized artist of the Delaware Tribe of Indians, Turtle Clan.
This piece is a spiritual piece representing her clan heritage.

Sondra is also a registered member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.
The turtle is part of their origin story.
This necklace is a work of peace between her dual tribal ancestry in Indian territory.
Present day Cherokee Nation Reservation, Eastern Oklahoma.

* The 10 strands represent the coming together of the clans. 7 clans of the Cherokee
and 3 clans of the Delaware.

* Handmade copper cans:
Copper was an early metal used by the eastern tribes before
the European trade. Copper was used to honor our early ancestors.
The solid lines on each end of the cans represent the boundaries placed upon the people in Indian
The serrated lines at each end represent each of my people. Cherokee Nation and Delaware Tribe.
Each individual peoples. The swirl in the center, is the Milkyway. The mystery of all that
watches over us. Regardless of our history, we are bound by both our future and our past.

* Atop each can is a turtle, climbing the threads of the universe to our united home in a deep blue sky.

Length: 31" end to end.
Weight: 142 grams.
Copper Cans: 1".
Copper Beads: 6mm.
Heishi Turquoise Beads:
Turquoise nuggets: 2-4mm.
Copper Turtles: Pre purchased, not handmade: 11x14mm.
Closure: Cooper and Kingman turquoise.

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    We are happy to create something for you. We have an extensive collection Vintage American turquoise from mines such as, Kingman, Royston, Morenci, Bisbee, Ithica Peak, Stormy Mountain, Number8, Damele. And my favorite, Sonora Sunrise. We work mainly with Sterling but are open to new things. Don't hesitate to contact us and we can discuss the stone and design you are interested in. You may custom chose your turquoise.

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    All Turquoise and most semi precious stones should be kept dry and not stored in sunny places. Natural untreated Stones can change color due to chemical exposure such as shamoo, soap, lotions ect. so make a habbit of removing your jewelry before using these things. Exposure to excessive heat and sunlight can cause fading so try not to store your stones in the sunlight.
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