Zuni husband and wife Robert and Bernice Leekya are known for their bold turquoise (usually Kingman) nugget jewelry. They have been making it since 1953.
Here I will showcase some examples of their work……….
Born in 1934, Robert was taught by his father, a master Zuni jeweler Leekya Deyuse. Here are some examples of Leekya Deyuse’s work – he is often just referred to as Leekya. Born in 1889, he remained active in his craft until his passing in 1966.
Robert shares the RLB stamp with his wife Bernice Leekya. The larger L extends below the B.