Turquoise Tab Necklace Back on View

Turquoise Tab Necklace, Leekya Deyuse

Millicent Rogers' turquoise tab necklace is back on view at the museum. It was recently on loan to the Albuquerque Museum for a special exhibit on the family of Leekya Deyuse, the creator of this amazing piece. The necklace features 294 tabs of Cerrillos and Blue Gem turquoise mined in the Southwest, and was purchased after Rogers saw it at the 1946 Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial. To learn more about Rogers' collection of Southwest jewelry, visit us at the museum and pick up a copy of Fine Indian Jewelry of the Southwest: The Millicent Rogers Museum Collection by former MRM director Shelby Tisdale in the museum store.