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Isaac Coriz, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
is backordered. We will ship it separately when it becomes available.
Isaac Coriz's traditional thunderbird design is reminiscent of Depression era jewelry. His motif is shown in reversible pendant form on five luscious strands of glowing labradorite, turquoise, jet and sterling silver beads.
Creatively arranged pieces of jet, turquoise, mother-of-pearl and reflective labradorite have been overlaid on a bed of mother-of-pearl to form one side, while the mother-of-pearl side features an incised hand element, perhaps representative of unity and creativity. Each bird has a turquoise bead for an eye.
What's also versatile about this fabulous necklace is that the thunderbird pendant itself is removable from the strands, making it easy to place on another form of suspension if desired.
The overall length of this gorgeous pendant necklace is about 19 1/2". The hand-stamped sterling silver bale fixture with thunderbird pendant measures approximately 4" long and 1 3/4" wide.
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.
Mary C. Lovato, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Wayne Johnson, Sr.
Mary Frances Coriz, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
The amount of time and skill required to make a stunning necklace like this is unbelievable. Each round "snake eye" shaped Sleeping Beauty turquoise stone is held by a tiny, all handmade sterling silver bezel. This is a laborious and traditional way of making Zuni jewelry called petit point. So many well-matched turquoise stones are seen in this approximate 21 1/2" long necklace, with a gorgeous hand-fabricated sterling silver chain. The dangle features are so lovely, creating a bit of movement.
The center medallion is about 2" wide and 3 3/4" long including the dangles. The other medallions come in at about 1 1/4" wide and 1" wide, respectively. Wayne Johnson Sr. is an amazing jeweler from Zuni Pueblo.
Please click here to view a pair of earrings that would compliment this necklace beautifully. They are also by Wayne Johnson Sr., and are sold separately.
Ryland & Claudia Gasper
Harmony and balance are seen in this collectible and all handmade sterling silver cuff bracelet by Ryland (d) and Claudia Gasper, who are known for their collaborative Sunface work. The Zuni Sunface symbol represents the elements in balance. Between a gorgeously arranged design and traditional symbolism, this work of wearable art is a must-have.
Exacting and skillful stone-to-stone inlay cradles turquoise, jet, pen shell and mother-of-pearl. Each setting of stone and shell is slightly rounded, creating a wonderful raised surface when touched.
The center Sunface station is about 1 1/4" wide, while the smaller Sunface stations measure about 3/4" wide. This cuff bracelet's entire inner circumference is about 6 1/2" including the opening of about 1". Signed by the artists.
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.
Jesse Johnson was taught traditional jewelry making from his grandmother and parents while growing up at Zuni Pueblo. He's a decorated Marine veteran. Because of all he experienced while serving in Afghanistan, he needed to heal and it was his grandmother who showed him the way. He says being part of the Mudhead spiritual fraternity has helped him create peace in his life and his jewelry creations are an expression of this positive energy.
His spectacular Zuni Sunface earrings are loaded with many round "snake eye" shaped turquoise pieces that are each set with tiny, custom-cut bezels to support them. This is the way he was taught by his family, to honor the Zuni petit point jewelry tradition. Set in the meticulous stone-to-stone method are exacting pieces of turquoise, jet and mother-of-pearl. They form the Zuni Sunface symbol, which represents the elements in balance. These post earrings are heart-stirring and expressive of the wonderful man and jeweler Jesse is. About 3 1/4" long and 1 3/8" wide. Signed by the artist.
Bobby & Corraine Shack
Jason Bobelu's fabulous sterling silver cuff bracelet is all hand-fabricated and beautifully inlaid with turquoise and jet. The small to tiny stones fitting perfectly together like puzzle pieces. The cuff bracelet's entire inner circumference is about 6 1/2" with an opening of about 1 1/2". It's almost 1 1/2" wide, bordered by a lovely twisted silver rope accent. Signed by the artist.
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.
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.
Cordell Pajarito, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
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.