Purchased on a trip to the Santo Domingo Pueblo Reservation, the turquoise in this mosaic pendant is mined from New Mexico and lovingly set in this necklace of coral, silver, and gold. This piece is unlike most in our collection in that the thread on the vintage gold is an integral element of the piece. And it's one of our absolute favorites.
In my 30 years creating jewelry, I have had the opportunity and privilege to observe countless artisans around the world create work of their culture, from Russia, to India, to Greece. But something literally leapt in my heart when I had the chance to observe Navajo and Zuni artists, within the confines of the reservation, in their element, in their moments of creating. I observed how much love and respect for their people went into each piece, and we respectfully pass them on to you, my darling Sophanista. Each artist represented in the Santa Fe Wanderlust collection gave their permission to us to enhance their work, an honor we take very seriously.