Zuni Turquoise Inlaid Pendant

Zuni Turquoise Inlaid Pendant

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This beautiful channel inlaid Sleeping Beauty turquoise pendant was made by a Zuni jeweler, who signed "DL" on the back.  Each stone is cut by hand to fit into the spaces.  Amazing work!

Size: 2.25" H x .75" W

Channel inlay jewelry is a process used extensively by Native American jewelers, particularly those in Zuni Pueblo.  Many other talented jewelers from other tribes in the Southwest also make channel inlay jewelry.  The metal channel, usually silver, is soldered onto the back to create the design.  Afterward, the stones are cut to fit into each section.  It is an exacting process which shows in the beauty of the work of the finished piece(s).