Ithica Peak Turquoise Cuff
Ithica Peak Turquoise Cuff handmade by Santo Domingo silversmith Joseph Coriz. Created in his signature style, this stunning cuff bracelet features traditional overlay in both sterling silver and 14K gold. The cuff is overlaid along nearly the entire surface of the shank, featuring an elongated pueblo scene which also includes stars, clouds, and maize. Multiple 14 karat yellow gold moons dot the night sky. The overlay work stands out beautifully against an oxidized, textured backdrop. The inside of the cuff is just as decorated as the outside. A true piece of wearable art. The turquoise stone measures 1 1/2″ inches long by 3/4″ of an inch wide. The inside circumference measures 5 1/2″ inches from end to end with a 1 1/4″ inch wide opening.
Native American Artist: Joseph Coriz
From the Santo Domingo Pueblo, Joseph Coriz is a self-taught silversmith and jewelry artist who has been creating traditional Native American jewelry for the nearly two decades.
A draftsman for 23 years, Coriz decided he wanted something different for himself; something meaningful. Through jewelry-making Coriz realized he could tell his grandfather’s story and the story of his heritage. Working with the highest quality coral and turquoise in all of his pieces, each one-of-a-kind necklace and bracelet brings to life the rich history of his Native American culture.
Known also for his sterling silver overlay design where he incorporates traditional symbols and patterns, Coriz has built a reputation as a standout in Native American and Southwestern jewelry design.