nar1532Regular price $162.00 Save $-162.00
Zuni jeweler, Carol Haloo, channel inlaid natural Sleeping Beauty turquoise in a lovely fish scale pattern - more about channel inlay below. We love the transitions from lighter to darker turquoise, and the simple sterling silver setting. Signed "C.Haloo" and Zuni" inside. Definitely a statement piece!
Size: 9.5 - Setting 1.25" L x .75" at the widest and .375" at the narrowest
Channel inlay jewelry is a process used extensively by Native American jewelers, particularly those in Zuni Pueblo. Many other talented jewelers from other tribes in the Southwest also make channel inlay jewelry. The metal channel, usually silver, is soldered onto the back to create the design. Afterward, the stones are cut to fit into each section. It is an exacting process which shows in the beauty of the work of the finished piece(s).