FEDERICO JIMENEZ was born in Oaxaca, Mexico in 1941 in a Mixtec Indian Community. He came to the USA in 1967 to study and work.He studied jewelry making and design at the University Community School. In 1970 He and his Wife Ellen Belber Jimenez took a trip to the Southwest and fell in love with the American Indian Culture. He admired the Indian craftsmanship and technique so much that he was inspired to start a collection of Folk Art. He was a prior trustee of the "Millicent Rogers Museum" in Taos, New Mexico and The Southwest Indian Museum in Los Angeles, CA.
He is currently a trustee on the board of the "Autry National Center" and "La Plaza De La Cultura" in downtown Los Angeles, CA. This unparalleled necklace features 6 strands of highest quality red Mediterranean coral, punctuated with natural turquoise, hand-made sterling silver beads, and a variety of sterling silver double and triple bar crosses.
Huge sterling silver end cones capped with natural turquoise finish this remarkable work of wearable art. This museum quality necklace will be a valuable addition to your collection of the very finest Southwestern and Native American jewelry. Necklace measure 33 end to end WEIGHT: 345.0 grams SIGNED: JF, for Federico Jimenez STERLING: yes, stamped.The item "Majestic FEDERICO JIMENEZ Red Mediterranean CORAL 6-Strand NECKLACE 925 Crosses" is in sale since Tuesday, March 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "alionqueen" and is located in Corona, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.