Six Strand Coral and Turquoise Necklace with Pueblo Wrap

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Necklaces
  • Origin: Pueblo Indians
  • Medium: coral, turquoise, cord
  • Size: 28”
  • Item # C4643.06
  • Price: $1200

This six strand smooth coral necklace features small turquoise gemstones spaced randomly throughout the coral tubular beads. The ends of the necklace are beautifully tightly-wrapped cord in pueblo style. It is likely that an artisan from Kewa (Santo Domingo) Pueblo made this necklace in the mid-twentieth century. The turquoise gemstones are a saturated, robin's egg blue, and several pieces feature coppery deposits. It is likely each piece was procured from the same mine in the American Southwest.

This is a lovely necklace, rich in color. It was obviously made by an artisan with excellent lapidary and artistic talent.


Condition: very good condition

Provenance: this Six Strand Coral and Turquoise Necklace with Pueblo Wrap is from a private collection

Recommended Reading: Contemporary Southwestern Jewelry by Diana Pardue with the Heard Museum

TAGS: Southwest Indian Jewelrynecklace

Pueblo wrap

Close-up view of a section of this necklace.

Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Necklaces
  • Origin: Pueblo Indians
  • Medium: coral, turquoise, cord
  • Size: 28”
  • Item # C4643.06
  • Price: $1200

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