Chris Nieto Large Multi Stone Pendant On Turquoise Heishi Necklace
Fabulous hand carved Turquoise heishi necklace with an amazing large pendant featuring mosaic inlay. Chris Nieto of Santo Domingo Pueblo is renowned for his work. He does all of his own stone and heishi cutting by hand. The cutting of heishi beads is delicate and requires much more stone than just the final bead. So there is a lot of waste contributing to the cost of these fine beads. This necklace is typical of his designs. The pendant has stones of Turquoise, Apple Coral, Mother of Pearl, Sugilite and Black Jet set in a mosaic design. They are set on the front and sides of one piece of solid Black Jet. The Pendant measures 2 1/2" long by 1 3/4" wide. The mosaic bale measures 5/8" long by 1/2" wide. The Turquoise heishi necklace that the pendant hangs on is 14" long and is adjustable to 20" with the hand tied rope finish. Be sure to look at the matching ring #CN6231 and his earrings.