In New Mexico, these types of necklaces are worn by men and women. This necklaces by Lupe Lovato from Kewa Pueblo is handmade with jet and turquoise. The pieces are chipped out of the larger stone, a hole is drilled through each piece, strung on a wire and rolled. The five large turquoise pieces on the bottom are called "corn".
Size: 27" long
Lupe Lovato is a well-known jeweler from Kewa Pueblo in New Mexico. He is a master at making hand-rolled beads and jacla style necklaces. He has been making jewelry for decades.
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.