This vibrant necklace handcrafted by Santo Domingo artists Raymond and Phylis Rosetta features a bold and exquisitely crafted mosaic inlay carefully placed on three stands of spiny oyster beads. The mosaic pattern features an elegant parrot made of blue lapis, pipestone, and red spiny oyster all of which are precisely cut and inlaid surrounded by blue turquoise on a backing of natural shell.
The Rosetta family is renowned in the Native American art world for advancing the art of mosaic shell inlay, and this piece is a modern and versatile example of a revered traditional form and will become a cherished item in any collection.
Necklace measures 22" long by 1" wide with lobster claw closure. Pendant measures 2-3/4" long by 1-3/4" wide. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
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