Turquoise Tortoise Art Gallery in Sedona Arizona - One of the finest Sedona Art Galleries featuring contemporary Native American and Southwestern art



Kenneth Aguilar learned his extensive jewelry-making skills from his mother, Ventura, on the Santo Domingo pueblo (also known as the Kewa pueblo) in New Mexico where he was born, raised, and was elected Lt. Governor for the year 2015. The fifth most populous of the nineteen New Mexico pueblos, with conservative customs and culture, the pueblo is located roughly 25 miles southwest of Santa Fe. Its historic proximity to the ancient Cerrillos turquoise mines led to the Kewa people becoming known for the fine jewelry they created from these impressive stones.

Kenneth Aguilar studied at the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe from 1967 to 1971 and has now been a jewelry artist for over forty years, well known for his highly skilled stone work.

With the assistance of his wife, Angie, Kenneth Aguilar creates necklaces and other jewelry items from a variety of all-natural, semi-precious stones that he hand cuts and polishes in a variety of shapes and sizes. In addition to the highest quality domestic turquoise, including Kingman and Royston, Aguilar also works with shells, including olive shells and both orange and purple spiny oyster shells. Sterling silver cones may also be part of his designs. Aguilar’s mixed bead necklaces also include coral, malachite, abalone, lapis, sugilite, and more.

Necklaces by Kenneth Aguilar can range from delicate single strands to multiple strands to impressively over-sized beads – each one a unique work of art. Each piece created with such attention to detail that not only beauty but comfort is of paramount importance: Beads by Kenneth Aguilar flow through ones fingers and lay elegantly upon the body.

Vivid color and a combination of materials are the hallmark of a Kenneth Aguilar design and have allowed him to achieve his status as a premiere, award-winning jewelry artist.


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3-Strand Graduated Mixed Bead Necklace

Single Strand Graduated Kingman Turquoise Necklaces

6-Strand Kingman Turquoise Necklace

10-Strand Royston Turquoise Necklace

4-Strand Purple Spiny Necklace

Orange & Red Spiny Necklace

9-Strand Royston Turquoise Necklace

10-Strand Kingman Turquoise Necklace

16-Strand Coral Necklace

Orange Spiny Graduated Necklace

Apple Coral & Royston Turquoise Necklace  SOLD

3 Strand Spiny Oyster Necklace

Multi-Stone Necklace SOLD

5-Strand Mixed Stone Necklace

12-Strand Kingman Turquoise Necklace

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