|Written by Christin Miller on Monday, January 30, 2012|
|Colorful Rocki Gorman Jewelry|
Statement Making Pieces from Cowgirl Kim
Rocki Gorman is a very well known and popular designer of Southwestern jewelry. I love her pieces because they are bold and colorful. When you wear Rocki Gorman jewelry, you will be noticed! If you haven't seen any of Rocki Gorman's jewelry, you are in luck, because Kim Moncure has a large selection of Rocki's distinctive jewelry on her website, Cowgirl Kim.
Rocki Gorman's love of the Southwest began nearly 40 years ago when she took a trip with her parents on Route 66 to visit family in Las Vegas. As they toured New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada, Rocki fell in love with the colors, shapes, and stones used to create Indian jewelry. Her father began mining turquoise in Tonapah, Nevada. As her family headed home, he traded with the local dealers and brought back quality handcrafted Indian jewelry to sell in New Jersey.
Rocki's love of stone cutting carved a new path for her. After moving to New Mexico eighteen years ago, she grew into one of the top designers in the Southwestern venue, and she has continued to inspire, create and design contemporary jewelry crafted by Native Americans. She also helps several Navajo families continue their rich silversmithing heritage, while keeping the designs modern and fun.
Kim Moncure of Cowgirl Kim recently returned from the Denver market with several new pieces of Rocki Gorman jewelry, and there is something for everyone on her website! I love the Turquoise Heart Necklace (left, $579)! It would make an amazing Valentine's Day gift! The necklace is comprised of four strands of vibrant blue turquoise stones in varying sizes, and the beautiful sterling silver heart pendant features a bezel set turquoise heart. The Rocki Gorman Onyx Cross Pendant (center, $219) is another favorite of mine. This large sterling silver pendant has the look of an old pawn piece. It is 4" tall and features intricate tooling as well as a bezel set rectangular onyx cabachon. The cross pendant is paired with Rocki's "Tres Platos" sterling silver bead necklace, also available at Cowgirl Kim ($499 for the pendant and necklace). The Purple Kingman Turquoise Cross Necklace (right, $599), is another colorful piece from Rocki's "Many Stones" collection. The sterling silver cross pendant features five stunning purple Kingman Turquoise stones on an intriquitely tooled cross. It looks gorgeous on the purple Kingman Turquoise and silver bead necklace.
Visit the Cowgirl Kim website to see these Rocki Gorman necklaces, as well as several other gorgeous Rocki Gorman pieces.