Authentic Native American Indian Zuni Opal Cross Pendant

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Vintage Jewelry Vintage Opal Cross
HK Item #P129-QB

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Here is a wonderful, large heavy opal cross
by Lupeta Leekity, a well-known member
of the Iule family.

Size
3” tall by 2” wide
Materials
Sterling silver, 6 opal stones
Read about stones
Weight
23 grams
Hallmarks

STERLING
G&L LEEKITY

Artist
Lupeta Leekity, Zuni

G&L LEEKITY

This hallmark belongs to Zuni artists, George and Lupeta Leekity.

They are Zuni silversmiths, lapidarists and goldsmiths. They specialize in cast work with stone settings based on the designs of Lupeta’s father, the famous Horace Iule.

Most of the crosses are made by Lupeta but she and her husband George share the same stamp. Lupeta's parents are Horace and Lupe Iule and her brother is Phillip Iule.

Lupeta began creating jewelry in 1972 and started using this hallmark in 1977.

Lupeta Leekity
Zuni Sterling Silver
Vintage Opal Cross

#
P129-QB

$145 SOLD

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We recently purchased items from the personal Native American jewelry collection of a Lumbee-Cheraw woman. The Lumbee-Cheraw tribe is from North Carolina. She received these pieces from 1989-2002 as gifts for various accomplishments such as scholarship, graduation and promotions. Some pieces are from that era and some are from much earlier - the 1960s and 70s. She understood that all of the pieces were Native American made and were Sterling Silver. She provided us with a few artists' names. Others we recognized and researched using our experience and our Native American references. As always, we will tell you as much as we know for certain and suggest possible artists when the artist is unknown. Enjoy browsing this varied and beautiful group.

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