Silver Pueblo Scene Collar Necklace
Silver Pueblo Scene Collar Necklace handmade by Santo Domingo silversmith Joseph Coriz. Made of extra heavy gauge sterling silver, the 7 pendants exhibit 4 different pueblo scenes each with accents of solid 14 karat gold representing the moon. The first pendant on either side of the collar features a pueblo at night with a 14 karat gold moon. The second pendant on either side depicts the pueblo clans represented by the turtle, grouse and bear. The third pendant on either side depicts corn stalks and migration patterns. The center pendant features a pueblo woman serves a basket of corn created by the rain. This necklace is a true piece of wearable art. each pendant measures 2″ inches long by 1″ inch wide. The necklace measures 16″ inches long.
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.