Jesse Monongye Bead Necklace
14k Yellow Gold with Black Jade, Turquoise & Coral
Jesse Monongya is widely considered one of the most important Native American aritists today.
He is known for the night-sky designs he places within a bear shape and other forms. Monongya has received many awards including Best of Show in 1986 at O’odham Tash in Casa Grande, Arizona; Best of Show in 1993 at the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial in Gallup, New Mexico; and Best of Division in 1992, 1993, and 1994, as well as Best of Jewelry in 1995 at the renowned Santa Fe Indian Market.