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It's hard to believe Smokey Gchachu's sterling silver, natural branch red coral and Sleeping Beauty turquoise necklace and earrings set is priced the way it is. Not only is his design totally original, but every component of this set is handmade.
Every luxurious segment of natural branch red coral and Sleeping Beauty turquoise stone is held by a fine, custom cut bezel. It's hard to come by branch coral like this. The vibrant coral and sky-blue stones are joined by hand-fabricated double jump rings, an elegant and thoughtful touch. To finish this exclusive 18" long necklace is a hand woven chain. The center coral piece of this necklace is about 2 1/2" long. The dangle earrings, which are about 2" long, compliment the necklace perfectly and the hooks are hand done as well.
This magnificent and most affordable necklace and earrings set is signed by the artist. To see this high-quality set online is stunning, but in person it takes your breath away.
Bernadette Eustace, Cochiti-Zuni
Mary C. Lovato, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Wayne Johnson, Sr.
Mary Frances Coriz, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Wayne Johnson, Jr.
Murray & Fay Hannaweeka
Around the age of eleven or twelve, Herbert Halate learned the art of fetish carving by watching his father Leonard Halate (d), an earlier and noted carver from Zuni. Herbert's sisters Reva, Vella, Marvelita and Pansy are also artists.
Herbert's outstanding Raven fetish necklace and earrings set is beautifully bold. Each jet bird has enchanted eyes of inlaid turquoise, exuding a lot of personality. Herbert lightly texturized each feathered friend. The center wide-winged raven is about 2 1/4" long and 1 1/2" wide, while the other bird's average 1 1/2" long. The matching hook earrings are about 2 1/2" long and 1 1/4" wide. The overall length of this single strand fetish necklace is about 26". All the red coral beads are brilliant and well-suited for this collectible necklace and earrings set.
Veronica Poblano's artistic family lineage is a colorful one. Her father was Leo Poblano (d), nephew to Teddy Weahkee (d). Leo, who passed away in 1959 while firefighting, was a famous fetish carver and maker of fine inlaid jewelry. His jewelry was noted for early inlay work done at Zuni.
Veronica continues to inspire us with her carvings and jewelry creations. Her all hand-fabricated sterling silver feather earrings with stone to stone inlaid coral, jet and turquoise are elegant and showcase all her natural talents. These gorgeous earrings for pierced ears are about 2 1/2" long and 5/8" wide. Signed by the artist.
Bobby & Corraine Shack
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.
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.
The most traditional Zuni style of jewelry is called petit point, which can be identified by tiny stones, or in this case red coral pieces, each supported in its own bezel, or metal "sleeve." It is an extremely time-consuming work and is very delicate in appearance.
Cheryl Johnson honors the petit point jewelry technique in these elaborately gorgeous 3 1/2" long and 1" wide precious red coral petit point earrings, for pierced ears. They are ultra fashionable, have an alluring movement and are attractive to the eye. Signed by the artist.
Marvelita Phillips' father was noted carver and jeweler Leonard Halate (d) who started carving in the 1940's. Her brother is Herbert Halate and her son is Brandon Phillips, both wonderful and well-known carvers as well.
Marvelita's double-strand Raven fetish necklace is a visual stunner. The deep richness of the jet and the vividness of the red coral are pleasing to the eye. This work of wearable art is a lovely example of an authentic and traditional Zuni fetish necklace. Beware as there are many fake fetish necklaces out there, so please see more information regarding fake fetish necklaces here.
Impeccably carved, each jet bird oozes a raven's sensibilities and has expressive eyes of inlaid turquoise. The corvid's average 1 1/4" in length and are strung on a double strand of scrumptious natural branch red coral beads. Overall necklace length is about 30".
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.
Franklin Carrillo, Laguna
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.
Eric Othole, Cochiti-Zuni
This gorgeous and colorful necklace, from Rick Quam, features 8 lovely stabilized Kingman turquoise Bears with jet inlaid eyes. Interspersed between the bears are beads of spiny oyster shell, coral, turquoise, plus brown and white shell. The colors are soft and muted perfectly complementing the turquoise bears, which each measure about 1" square. The overall necklace length is about 25" long, with a sterling silver hook closure with sterling silver adjustable chain.
Sheryl & Strallie Edaakie