Artist Reception Friday Evening, November 4, 2016, 5-8 pm
Lanning Gallery in Sedona, Arizona welcomes back Master Jeweler Michael Grant for the annual exhibition that his collectors look forward to each year. Always noted for the top quality of his stones, particularly domestic turquoise, Michael Grant continues to hand cut each of his beads, from the tiniest bead to the most significant cabochons.
One of the necklaces being unveiled for this new exhibition is of Sleeping Beauty turquoise, one of the closed mines strongly missed by collectors. Castle Dome, Bisbee and Morenci are the other top mines in Arizona that have closed, leaving only Kingman still operating as a major mine in the state. Nevada remains the top location for domestic turquoise mines but they’ve seen the highly regarded #8 mine close as well as Landers, Fox and Pixie. Turquoise, needless to say, is fast becoming a most sought-after “stone”.
At the new exhibition for Michael Grant, along with several necklaces (one of Cheyenne turquoise from Nevada in gorgeous greens and yellow tones), there will be quite a few of Grant’s always-in-demand 3-drop earrings, post earrings and several bolo ties. Two of the bolos are of Peacock turquoise (a Nevada mine). Grant recently brought Lanning Gallery a large and varied selection of inlaid turquoise on sterling silver cuffs; these are available now at the gallery.
Stop in to the exhibition opening for “Master Jeweler Michael Grant” at Lanning Gallery in Sedona. This artist reception is a rare opportunity for collectors (both new and seasoned) to meet the artist and hear how eloquently he speaks about the meticulous process he’s followed for thirty-five years as he works with the turquoise he so loves.