Turquoise Butterfly Link Necklace
Sterling Silver and Kingman Turquoise Butterfly Link Necklace Necklace by Artist’s Diane Lonjose. This necklace features three sterling silver bezel set Kingman Turquoise cabochons set in a butterfly design on a silver link necklace with a hook closure. This necklace is 22 inches.
History of Zuni Jewelry
The Zuni Native American Indian Pueblo is located 32 miles southwest of Gallup, New Mexico. They have been known for making Needlepoint (tiny needle shaped stones), Petitpoint (tiny round, oval or square stones) and Turquoise Inlaid Jewelry since the early 20th century. The Zuni Indians mostly focus on stone cutting. They make simplistic silver pieces to accommodate their intricate stonework with fine and delicate turquoise and other gemstones. Zuni artist have taken the art of jewelry to another level with their complex inlay channel designs, fine turquoise petit point as well as hand carved fetish jewelry.