Ortega's on the Plaza Santa Fe
Beaded Mokume Gane Necklace with Rail Bead by Al Joe
Regular price $4,395.00
These Amazing Earrings by Navajo Artist Al Joe is are the epitome of Al Joe’s Talent! They Feature FOUR extraordinary Types of beads: A rail Bead, textured Beads, Mokume Gane and Fluted Beads! All of them are made of sterling silver. The fluted beads are made using a positive and a negative Stamp and require meticulous placement and much time to reach perfection. The rail bead requires exact precision and graceful strength to carve the rail lines. The textured beads alone require precision and time. The Mokume Gane, a Japanese silversmith technique that dates back many centuries, requires the use of a time consuming metal layering technique. Mokume Gane was originally used in Japan to adorn swords for Royalty and Wealthy Families. This necklace measures 20 inches.