Contemporary Inlaid Zuni Pendant

Contemporary Inlaid Zuni Pendant

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Quick Overview

This dramatic contemporary Zuni pendant was intricately created using Onyx as its main stone. Enhancing the Onyx is both Turquoise and "fiery" Cultured Opal
The stones have been hand cut and inlayed into fine sterling silver.
This unique piece is one of a kind. The photo does not do this pendant justice.

Measurements: ~ 2" long

Inlay Measurements: ~ 7/8" long

Artist: "C.H. , Zuni / Native American

More Information:

Among other their skills, the Zuni are renowned for their mastery in both lapidary (stone cutting) and silversmithing skills. They are known for creating intricate inlayed jewelry pieces, setting the hand cut pieces next to each other, creating unique patterns.Many times, a Zuni artist will work strictly with Turquoise. However, it is not uncommon to find highly intricate works of art, created from coral, lapis, onyx, spiny oyster, and / or a variety of other stones. More recently, the Zuni have added "cultured opal" to the list of materials, used i their jewelry making. Although grown by man, cultured opal reveals a beautiful flash and play of color. For more about the culture of the Zuni Nation, please click here.