Three-Strand Turquoise Tab Necklace by Ray Lovato


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Three-strand tab and heishi necklace with high-grade Kingman Water web turquoise beads and traditional wrap. Circa mid-2000s.

Dimensions: 30” overall length with traditional wrap finish

Artist: Ray Lovato (Santo Domingo Pueblo)


Ray Lovato

Born in 1946, Ray is the son of Ike and Tonita R. Lovato. He began helping his mother and father with their jewelry-making when he was eleven years old. Ray is known for his use of a wide variety of stones and a huge range of different turquoise, specializing in natural, untreated turquoise. He makes jaclas and nugget more