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Nine luxurious stations feature either old Morenci turquoise, large and rare specimens of natural red coral or precious Kingman turquoise, in this truly impressive sterling silver necklace by award-winning artist Veronica Poblano. Her creative lineage is noteworthy. Her father was iconic Zuni carver Leo Poblano (d). He was the nephew of Teddy Weahkee (d).
Each custom cut stone and coral harmonizes in captivating shape and exciting alternating color. Some of the turquoise pieces have gorgeous pyrite inclusions. Morenci turquoise is particularly precious because it's no longer mined. Branch coral this large is hard to come by. Just to run your fingers over this highest-quality necklace is an incredible experience, imagine wearing it. The all hand-fabricated chain is amazing too.
Very comfortable to wear, Veronica's masterpiece measures approximately 20 3/4" long to toggle closure loop, plus an additional 3" trailing end that dangles beautifully below the toggle closure. The stones average in size from about 5/8" long by 1/2" wide, to 1" long and 3/4" wide. In a class all by itself, this memorable work of wearable art is signed by the artist.
Mary Frances Coriz, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Continuing the ancient jewelry tradition of her Kewa ancestors, Mary Francis Coriz's all handmade mosaic pendant is a glorious one. She learned the art from her mother, master jeweler Mary C. Lovato.
Select pieces of specially cut red coral, turquoise, serpentine, shell and mother-of-pearl are arranged in an eye-pleasing mosaic, all skillfully set a top a bed of shell. Sterling silver is seen within the mosaic design, as well as the entire border of this high-quality pendant. Including the sterling silver bale fixture, this awesome piece is about 3" long and 2 3/8" wide. Signed by the artist. The silver hammered collar is available and sold separately here.
Keli'i Eli, Zuni-Hawaiian
We're honored to share Keli'i Eli's own words regarding his magnificent tadpole (or polliwog) carving that's made from a glorious #8 Mine turquoise specimen:
"We are all born of a woman within a womb of water. When we receive water blessings, it continues the life cycle for everything on Earth. As tad poles swim in a bed of water after being hatched, they begin to embark on their life journey eventually metamorphosing into a Frog, a Dakk’ya, where it will spend the remainder of its grown up life as a frog. Frogs are our prayer messengers just like Dragonfly, although we ourselves ask for these water blessings as well, Frogs help our voices and thankfulness be heard to our ancestors of the spirit world each time we receive such blessings. Carved from quality number eight turquoise which depicts the water element well, these tad poles are looking for a bed of water to complete their morphological cycle, a place to call home."
At about 4" long, 2 1/2" wide and 3 1/4" tall, Keli'i's blessed each animal with either tiger's eye or jet eyes. Don't miss this outstanding piece celebrating our amphibian friends.
Veronica Poblano's artistic Zuni lineage is important. Her father, iconic Zuni carver Leo Poblano (d) was the nephew of Teddy Weahkee (d). Their enormous contribution to Zuni fetish carving and jewelry continues with Veronica and her daughter Jovanna Poblano.
Permanently perched on a gorgeously carved black lip shell leaf, with crushed turquoise and a few bits of red coral, is this amazing feathered friend of stichtite. Veronica inlaid its lovely wings with turquoise and lapis. Friendly turquoise eyes take in the view, while a flat crest of feathers on its head is overlaid pen shell. About 2 1/4" long, 1" wide and 1 1/8" tall.
Where there is a Dragonfly, there is water. Ask Zunis about a dragonfly (Shumak'olo:wa in the Zuni language) and they will tell you that a dragonfly is the messenger who carries prayers to Spirit World. The double-winged form of a dragonfly is sometimes referred to as the “Pueblo Cross.”
Bursting forth with colors like turquoise-blue, navy blue, yellow, lavender, varying shades of green and golden orange-brown, this one-of-a-kind dragonfly surfite necklace and earrings set is by Brian Yatsattie. He is a prolific, collectible and brilliant Zuni artist. Surfite is a jazzy, recycled material by way of retired surf boards. Each insect is masterfully carved, while the individual surfite beads are uniquely barrel-shaped. The center and larger dragonfly is about 2 1/2" long and 2" wide, while the smaller dragonflies measure approximately 2 1/4" long and 1 3/4" wide. They're strung with surfite and turquoise beads on a 27" long necklace. The dragonfly earrings hang at about 2 1/2" long and 1 1/2" wide.
Bringing good dragonfly medicine, Brian's refreshing necklace and earrings set will be a favorite in any jewelry collection, easy to wear everyday.
Brandon Phillips' mother is Zuni artist Marvelita Phillips who's renowned for her fetish necklaces. Brandon's grandfather was noted carver and jeweler Leonard Halate (d) who started carving in the 1940's. Brandon's uncle is carver Herbert Halate.
Brandon's playful creativeness brought about this wonderful alabaster baby dinosaur with two turquoise tail spikes. It has a neat cross-hatched head and turquoise inlaid eyes. About 3 1/4" long, 1" wide and 1 1/8" tall.
Mary C. Lovato, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Incomparable and very collectible is this Dragonfly mosaic pendant, all amazingly handmade by award-winning artist and Kewa Pueblo elder Mary C. Lovato. Overlaid on a bed of shell, are many glorious pieces of jet, with vibrant lapis, serpentine and green turquoise. A watery dragonfly is of red coral, spiny oyster shell and turquoise, set with a border of sterling silver. About 2 1/4" long and 2 3/8" wide. Signed by the artist along with her Corn motif.
The silver hammered collar is available and sold separately here. The brown leather cord is not included.
Anthony Lovato, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Employing the labor intensive tufa cast method, Anthony Lovato's all handmade Corn cuff bracelet, with an outstanding New Landers turquoise stone, is extraordinarily lovely.
The exacting process involved cutting a tufa stone in half, smoothing out both surface sides, etching a sprue hole on top, then carefully carving out this corn design, in which Anthony poured in molten sterling silver. The end result is this amazing bracelet that tapers from about 2" to 3/4". The gorgeous New Landers turquoise stone is about 2" by 1".
Inside this super wearable and comfortable cuff bracelet, is Anthony's signature along with inspiring Horse, Hummingbird, flower, Dragonfly and pueblo-inspired motifs. He is an avid horseman. This mouth-watering cuff bracelet's entire inner circumference is about 7 1/4", including the opening of approximately 1 1/4".
"The Honored One" is a magnificent tribute and remembrance from daughter Veronica Poblano to her wonderful father, iconic Zuni carver Leo Poblano (d). He was the nephew of Teddy Weahkee (d). Their enormous contribution to Zuni fetish carving continues in the gifted hands of Veronica.
Masterfully carved from rare and old Morenci turquoise on a crushed red coral and amazing Kingman turquoise base, Veronica's beloved father Leo stands strong in his traditional clothing or blanket, that's inlaid with fabulous sections of red coral, pen shell and white shell. Other accents include red coral and turquoise cabochons that are inlaid with sterling silver, acting as his jewelry. His friendly eyes are of inlaid pen shell and shell, while his finely incised hair is secured with beautiful sections of natural branch red coral, serving as a head bandana. His moccasins are of rich pipestone and white shell.
On the back of his blanket, Veronica's inlaid a lovely limpet shell from Haida Gwaii, an archipelago off British Columbia’s west coast, in Canada. A turquoise stone rests within this treasured shell.
Including the base, this important and small sculptural figurine is about 4 1/4" tall, 2" wide and 2 5/8" deep. Veronica's sterling silver signature label is permanently attached to this outstanding museum-quality piece. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Franklin Carrillo, Laguna
Cordell Pajarito, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Bobby & Corraine Shack
Bobby and Corraine Shack's phenomenal sterling silver, turquoise, red coral, pen shell, gold lip shell and mother-of-pearl necklace and earrings set is all hand-fabricated, showing off several gorgeous inlaid Phoenix birds and wings. The inlaid pen shell dots on the top area of the wings indicate it's a Phoenix bird, according to the Shack's.
We love these stylized, mythical birds. This striking necklace with handmade chain is about 18" long, comfortably resting on the collar bone area of one's chest. The center Phoenix bird station is about 2 1/2" long and 2 3/8" wide. The fabulous winged earrings hang at about 2" long including hook fixtures, and are 3/4" wide. Signed by the artists.
A Hummingbird alights Bobby and Corraine Shack's sterling silver, glistening abalone, mother-of-pearl, pen shell, turquoise, coral and gold lip shell inlaid unisex bolo tie. Sipping nectar from a mother-of-pearl, red coral, abalone and pen shell flower, this feathered friend fuels up.
An adjustable 44" long black leather braided bolo with sterling silver tips hosts this winged delight. The tips themselves are about 2 1/4" long. The hummingbird and flower station is approximately 3" long and 3 1/2" wide. Signed by the artists.
A hand fabricated sterling silver cuff masterfully inlaid with jet and turquoise. Each stone is hand cut to sit next to its neighbor tight, snug, and smooth to the touch. Amazing craftsmanship by artist Daivd Tzuni. The cuff has an inner circumference of 6 1/2" including a 1 1/4" opening and is about 3/4" at the widest point. Signed by the artist.
Eric Othole, Cochiti-Zuni
Bernadette Eustace, Cochiti-Zuni
Mike Yatsayte's corn-maiden and Eagle duo is carved from a gorgeous turquoise with incised Dragonfly and star elements. The powerful raptor has turquoise inlaid eyes, while the strong corn maiden's face is overlaid with turquoise, and her facial features are darkened with jet paste. About 3 1/4" tall, 1 7/8" wide and 2 1/4" deep.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this eagle fetish will go to the Zuni Eagle Sanctuary. Please see our resources page for more information on the sanctuary.
April Unkestine's all hand-fabricated sterling silver, Sleeping Beauty turquoise, jet, red coral, and gold lip shell inlaid Sunface pin/pendant combo is bold and utterly gorgeous! The Sunface design represents the elements in balance. This piece measures about 2 5/8" in diameter with a loop bail plus a pin fixture on the reverse. Signed by the artist.
Standing confident at about 6" tall, 4" wide and 2" deep, is Claudia Peina's airy turquoise Butterfly maiden. A set of outstanding hand-stamped sterling silver wings are decorated with star, sun, rain and cloud elements.
Her hair is beautifully incised, as is the side sash that's part of her traditional clothing. Many red coral inlays represent things like her earrings, mouth, lovely naja necklace and flowers. Incised designs like growing plant life are inlaid with jet, as are her eyes.
The weight of this amazing turquoise specimen comes in at about 12.5 ounces. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Lambert Eustace, Cochiti-Zuni
Jolene Eustace, Cochiti-Zuni
Sheldon & Nancy Westika
Sandra Quandelacy's reversible corn and maidens pendant necklace showcases colorful and out-of-sight materials like green turquoise, orange spiny oyster shell, lapis, marble, pipestone, fossilized ivory, phosphosiderite and jet all carved and incised into individual corn cobs that average about 1 3/8" long. They are neatly strung with turquoise, red coral, white shell and heishe shell beads on a single strand that's about 25" long.
Taking center stage on this fabulous necklace is a reversible gold lip shell corn maiden on one side, while the other side is a Grandmother, about 3" long and 1" wide. We love how Sandra's handled the traditional clothing Grandmother is wearing, the pleat details are wonderful. Both maidens are incised with lovely Dragonfly friends and star elements, and are inlaid with red coral, turquoise and jet bits. Their facial features are incised and inlaid with jet paste. Don't miss this collectible fetish necklace, it's exceptional.
Veronica Poblano is from the greater Teddy Weahkee (d) family of carvers. Her father was noted and iconic Zuni carver Leo Poblano (d), nephew of Teddy Weahkee. Her latest masterwork is this magnificent labradorite bird, absolutely glowing with blue, green and yellow hues. It is permanently perched a top a carved turquoise leaf. Either incised wing is set with a sterling silver and red coral or turquoise cabochon. Lapis and turquoise stones are inlaid along the back of this fine bird that has turquoise eyes. This special fetish will be a treasured addition to any collection. About 3 5/8" long, 2" wide and 2" tall. Extra shipping charges may apply.