Smoky Genaclee Turquoise and Coral Needlepoint Necklace Set - Shumakolowa Native Arts
Smoky Genaclee Turquoise and Coral Needlepoint Necklace Set - Shumakolowa Native Arts
Smoky Genaclee Turquoise and Coral Needlepoint Necklace Set - Shumakolowa Native Arts
Smoky Genaclee Turquoise and Coral Needlepoint Necklace Set - Shumakolowa Native Arts
Smoky Genaclee Turquoise and Coral Needlepoint Necklace Set - Shumakolowa Native Arts
Smoky Genaclee Turquoise and Coral Needlepoint Necklace Set - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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Smoky Genaclee Turquoise and Coral Needlepoint Necklace Set

Item Number: 10791
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Description

This unique reversible needlepoint necklace and earring set created by Zuni Pueblo artist Smoky Genaclee showcases the intricate patterns of Zuni needlepoint, featuring needle-shaped turquoise gemstones on one side, and coral on the reverse.

The handcrafted sterling silver chain also features reversible coral and turquoise gemstones between the links. The earrings are a delicate shape and also feature turquoise gemstones and coral reverse. A perfect pair and a showstopping set.

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Details

  • Reversible Necklace set handcrafted by Smoky Genaclee (Zuni Pueblo)
  • Sterling silver
  • Blue turquoise and coral
  • Needlepoint
  • Hook and eye closure
  • Necklace measures 20” long x 1/2” wide
  • Earrings measure: 1" L x 1/4” wide
  • Comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity

Handcrafted works of Native American art require special care. For more information about proper care and cleaning, please read our Care Guide.

About the Artist

This coral and turquoise reversible necklace set was handcrafted in sterling silver by skilled Zuni Pueblo artists. For centuries these artists have fashioned gemstones, stone and shell into lasting jewelry pieces. Since learning silversmithing in the 19th century, Native American artists have been unmatched in their ability to arrange gemstones in sterling silver. From cluster work to channel inlay, these artists have pioneered distinctive styles that showcase their lapidary and silversmithing excellence.

Collector's Guide

Jewelry has been made and worn in the Southwest since prehistoric times. For thousands of years Native Southwestern people made mosaic inlay and beads of turquoise, shell, bone, or stone. Metal arrived with the Spanish. Native Americans acquired metal ornaments through trade, but it was not until the middle of the 19th century that Navajo and Zuni artisans learned the craft from Mexican blacksmiths and silversmiths. Their early silver jewelry creations were plain, with simple engraved, stamped, or punched designs. Turquoise was first used in silver around 1880.

By the turn of the 20th century, silversmithing was widespread across the Southwest, and Native artists were making more sophisticated pieces like concho belts, and squash blossom and naja necklaces. The Navajo soon became known for their use of silver, emphasizing silver-heavy designs with only a few gemstones, while the Zuni focused on stone work, featuring finely cut clusters of gems in complex patterns. The Hopi and Pueblo tribes also developed distinctive jewelry styles in the early 1900s. Today, silver jewelry is an iconic image of the Southwest. Today, Native American artists draw upon both traditional and contemporary influences, and their shell, gemstone, and silver jewelry is prized and collected by people around the world.

Read our Native American Jewelry Collector's Guide.

Our Guarantee of Authenticity

At Shumakolowa Native Arts, we guarantee that your purchase is an original and authentic work handcrafted by Native American artists as defined by the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990. We ask our artists to complete an extensive certification process, providing a CIB (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood) card and other documentation of their Native American heritage. Our team of experts carefully inspects every product to guarantee it is handcrafted using traditional, sustainable processes and natural materials of only the highest quality. We record the place and date of each purchase and pride ourselves in paying a fair price that allows artists to make a living practicing their craft. At a time when many commercially-made products are being sold as handcrafted Native American art, our in-depth purchase process allows us to guarantee the authenticity of every unique piece of fine art we offer. For more than 35 years, we have made it a priority to visit artists in their studio or home to purchase their latest handcrafted pieces and learn about their work. We have developed lasting relationships with artists, as well as dealers and collectors, and we take pride in being a trusted destination for fine Native American art.

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