Zuni Raymond Boyd Sterling Silver and Multi-Stone Panel Inlay Necklace
This unique sterling silver and multi-stone necklace by Zuni silversmith Raymond Boyd features three panels of sterling silver-one tear drop shaped and two round-inlaid with various bird and plant patterns. Each panel is stamped with scalloped triangles and connected with circular links. The tear drop shaped panel features a coral bird resting atop a jet, coral and azurite plant. The two circular panels showcase birds inlaid with mother of peark and turquoise, sitting atop coral, jet and azurite plants. The inlay work is fine, clear, and detailed, and while the bird patterns are traditional, the stamp work and shape of each panel also make the piece contemporary. Tear drop shaped panel is 1 7/8" long x 1 1/2" wide. Circular panels measure 1 1/2" diameter. Necklace measures 20" from end to end (not including tear drop shaped pendant). Total necklace length including tear drop shaped panel is 21 7/8".
Artist: Raymond Boyd