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Nestoria Coriz, Kewa - Sterling Silver
3-Strand Lapis and OSO Necklace
with Inlay Pendant
HK Item #N428

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Kewa 3-Strand Lapis and Orange Spiny Oyster Necklace adjustable by Nestoria Coriz

size
pendant 1 1/2" x 1 5/8" not including bail;
bail is 5/8" inside diameter;
necklace is adjustable from 15" to19 1/2"
material
lapis lazuli, orange spiny oyster, Read about stones
sterling silver, Read about silver
hallmark
stamped: N.P. CORIZ
STERLING
artists
Nestoria "Pat" Coriz, Kewa
condition
pre-owned, excellent, bright patina; stones firmly strung with no cracks, chips or missing pieces

Kewa 3-Strand Lapis and Orange Spiny Oyster Necklace adjustable by Nestoria Coriz

The pendant has a shepherd's hook so it can be removed and other pendants can be attached and used with the necklace (but who would want to since this is a perfect match Paula)

Kewa 3-Strand Lapis and Orange Spiny Oyster Necklace adjustable by Nestoria Coriz

Bail is 5/8" diameter and can be slid off to wear the necklace by itself.

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Nestoria Coriz, Kewa
Sterling Silver
3-Strand Lapis and OSO Necklace
with Inlay Pendant

N428 - $995 - $850 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

Paula says - "This is a very collectible necklace by one of the best Kewa artists, Nestoria Coriz."

Kewa 3-Strand Lapis and Orange Spiny Oyster Necklace adjustable by Nestoria Coriz

Pendant 1 1/2" x 1 5/8" not including bail.

Kewa 3-Strand Lapis and Orange Spiny Oyster Necklace adjustable by Nestoria Coriz

Adjustable from 15" to19 1/2".

Kewa 3-Strand Lapis and Orange Spiny Oyster Necklace adjustable by Nestoria Coriz

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Kewa 3-Strand Lapis and Orange Spiny Oyster Necklace adjustable by Nestoria Coriz

About Nestoria Coriz

Renowned Kewa artist Nestoria "Pat" Coriz has been making necklaces since the 1960s. She makes all componenents of her necklaces: heishi; sterling silver findings (cones, hooks and eyes); silver disks, barrels, and beads; and inlaid pendants. Nestoria's necklaces are displayed at many of the top galleries throughout the southwest and sold in museums, high-end boutiques and shops.

What is Spiny Oyster?

Spiny oyster, not surprisingly, is an oyster that is covered with spines. Like coral or mother-of-pearl, the shell of spiny oyster is considered an organic gemstone. The portion of the shell used to make jewelry is aragonite, which consists of calcium carbonate (CaCO3). Aragonite has the same chemical formula as calcite. Spiny oysters are found along the Atlantic coast of Baja California and Baja Mexico. Common colors vary from orange, found in shallow waters, to red and purple from deeper waters. The shell is also found in white, yellow, pink and brown. Polished shell has definite striations and color variation. Red spiny oyster has been used as a subsititute for coral.

About Lapis Lazuli

Lapis is a deep blue stone often with gold flecking that twinkles like stars. The name lapis lazuli is a combination of the Latin word lapis ("stone") and the Arabian name azul, meaning "blue."
Denim lapis is a light bluish-white form of lapis lazuli. This stone comes close to the color of faded denim material, hence the name.

Many ancient cultures believed that lapis lazuli contained magical powers. In the Middle Ages, monks powdered the stone and kneaded it into dough with beeswax, resin and linseed oil, for use in illuminated manuscripts. Today, people around the world consider lapis lazuli to be a stone of truth and friendship. It is reputed to bring about harmony in relationships and to cleanse the mental body while releasing old karmic patterns.
Read about stones

Our Rescue Mission
of
Native American Indian Jewerly and Artifacts

Native American Jewelry blog tips and informationWe are in the vintage Native American jewelry rescue business and are passionate about finding new homes for used and vintage jewelry and artifacts. That's why we purchase Native American pieces from estates, inheritances, collection downsizing and New Old Stock (NOS) inventory from closed stores.

Often people contact us after taking a box of Native American jewelry to their local pawn shop and find that a pawn shop is mainly interested in melt value of the metals and not in preserving the beautiful historic pieces. To hear that people have considered selling these treasures for melt value makes us truly sad.

Melt value is usually far below what we would offer for the jewelry. Yet we can't pay retail price for items because of the time and cost involved in finding new homes for them. We have to research, often repair and restore the jewelry, photograph and list each item on our website, and sometimes hold pieces in inventory for years until the right buyer comes along.

We hope you'll find something special in our vintage shop that will complete yet another circle of our jewelry re-homing mission.

NOTE: Items in our Vintage Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Vintage Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.

Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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Patina
A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.

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