Pueblo mosaic necklace
This Stephanie Medina necklace is a perfect stand out piece for the summer. It is crafted from hand cut tiles of rich blue sodalite, green serpentine, apple coral and sterling silver mosaic backed with mother of pearl. The smooth roundness of the pendant is complimented by the irregular beauty of the polished golden and purple lip spiny oyster shell chips. Measuring 238mm in length, this unusual Pueblo mosaic necklace is surprisingly lightweight to wear.
The gifted designer and maker of this fine mosaic necklace is Stephanie Medina from the Kewa Pueblo tribe. Kewa Pueblo the largest of the Pueblo tribes and is also known by the Spanish name of Santo Domingo Pueblo. The village is situated between Albuquerque and Santa Fe in northern New Mexico, USA. Stephanie signs her inlay work with a tiny dot of blue turquoise on the back or on the side, as on this reversible necklace.
Stephanie Medina is the youngest daughter of the late Rose Medina and the sister of award winning silversmith Jennifer Medina. The Medina family have been making beautiful and unique jewellery for Rainmaker Gallery for many years. We are honoured to bring you the work of three generations of this family of talented and skilled Native American Indian jewellery makers and designers.