Tufa-Cast Blossom on Chain by Dennis Hogan
The naja—an inverted crescent—is an iconic shape present in Navajo jewelry since the mid-1800s. And it was that tradition that led Dennis Hogan, a silver, turquoise and leather artist in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to create a series of tufa-cast, hand-forged najas of silver and turquoise. “I was just fascinated with it, because it’s just one of those great, archetypical designs,” explains Hogan. “I love the history behind the naja.”
This simple but striking piece is another gem crafted by Navajo artist Dennis Hogan in sterling silver. It features an extra long sterling silver chain measuring 36" from end to end.