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Zuni Red Coral Needlepoint Sterling Necklace

Zuni Red Coral Needlepoint Sterling Necklace Vintage


Splendid Zuni hand made red coral pendant on a silver chain. The pendant is in the shape of a flower and covered with coral gemstones set in sterling silver. The Zuni Indians are known to be exceptional Lapidary craftsmen. They are famous for cutting gemstones into needle shaped cabochons and they call their designs Needlepoint. The coral is a beautiful deep red that is Italian oxblood coral, it is all natural and not dyed. The silver has a dark patina, especially in the center and impressed areas. The pendant is on a 15½" sterling snake chain and has a large bail so could easily used on different chain.

Zuni Pueblo is the largest pueblo in New Mexico, and because of its location, Zuni is the most traditional. Continuing to make jewelry, fetishes, and pottery, most of the people of Zuni are artists. The pendant is marked 925 on the back and the clasp of the chain

  • Pendant Size:  1 inch - 1½ inch with bail
  • Weight: 7.9 grams

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