Valerie Naifeh Design specializes in custom and one-of-a-kind pieces. Valerie has a unique ability to create exquisite pieces for each client, bringing their vision to life. For a Rancher who owns one of Oklahoma’s largest ranches, a sentimental and deeply personal piece was requested. The resulting design features a turquoise necklace and a gold pendant with a clip on bail.
The client also requested the piece be interchangeable, so we created a pendant that could be removed and strung on any chain. On the front of the pendant is the cattle brand in diamonds. The back of the pendant features a gallery with cows and their ranch gate, the name of the ranch encompassing them. Each stone in the pendant was hand-cut at our workshop.
Turquoise holds sentimental value for our client, so she requested turquoise be included in the design. She provided a turquoise necklace which we disassembled and restrung. For the pendant, one of our expert jewelers sourced Sleeping Beauty Turquoise from the now closed Kingman mine in Arizona. Altogether, 35 hours were spent perfecting this work of art.