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Rock Necklace with Ridge

1987 Jan Yager Born: Detroit, Michigan 1951 sterling silver and oxidized gray beach rock 16 3/4 x 2 5/8 x 3/4 in. (42.6 x 6.7 x 2.0 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Lisa S. and Dudley Anderson 1993.17 Not currently on view

Luce Center Quote

“I often feel we are influenced by the landscape of objects with which we daily interact.” Jan Yager, 1985

Luce Center Label

In response to the “cold and flat” machine-made jewelry of the 1970s, Jan Yager produced pillow-shaped metal, set with water-polished stones to showcase the “beauty often overlooked . . . [in] our modern lives.” Rock Necklace with Ridge illustrates Yager’s interest in the natural textures and forms that she discovered around her new home in Rhode Island.


decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

metal - silver


About Jan Yager

Born: Detroit, Michigan 1951