A linguist, an anthropologist, an award-winning jeweler, an artist and a poet - Joan Tenenbaum fuses her technical, intellectual, and creative abilities into jewelry that is imbued with beauty, spirituality, and mystery.
In my seventeen years in Alaska I experienced first hand the three things that are the most important to the People: the land, getting food, and their families. The anthropologist's job is to live with the people, understand their culture, and interpret it to the world. Usually this is done through books, but I'm doing it through my jewelry.

Come on my journey with me.
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