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.
This stunning 14kt gold pendant reminds of the unseen helpers which are called by many names around the world, and who always have our best interest at heart. The natural Chinese turquoise is absolutely gorgeous, and the lapis over where a heart would be is perfect. We really like that boomerang shape under the lapis...it reminds us of lightening and the Star Trek emblem (Yes, we love Star Trek!)
Size: 3.125" L x 1.75" W
Michael Anthony Cheatham is an enrolled member of the Echota Cherokee of Alabama. He is a self-taught jeweler who has a Gemologist Diploma from the Gemological Institute of America. We are happy to be the only online representative of his work and hope you enjoy the treasures he creates.