The only word to describe this necklace is stunning! Daniel Coriz inlaid the pendant with two bands of sterling silver, green and blue turquoise, lapis, apple coral and jet, which are set in sterling silver with a large bale. The four-strand necklace of onyx beads is decorated with handmade stamped sterling silver barrel beads with a sterling clasp that had a 3" extender.
Size: 4" Pendant with bale, 19" necklace, not including then 3" extender
Daniel Coriz is a member of a famous family of jewelers and potters from Kewa Pueblo in New Mexico. He learned his skills from his grandfather, Lupe Pena, and his mother, Nestoria, who taught him the basics of making jewelry. He has been creating stunning jewelry for decades and Gathering Tribes is grateful to be able to carry his work.
Many of the Pueblos in New Mexico took on Spanish names after colonization and are now taking back their original names. Kewa Pueblo is the traditional name of the place and the people. It was known as Santo Domingo Pueblo for many, many years.