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Zuni Quintin Quam Multi-Stone Mosaic Inlay Bird and Sterling Silver Necklace and Earring Set - Palms Trading Company
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Zuni Quintin Quam Multi-Stone Mosaic Inlay Bird and Sterling Silver Necklace and Earring Set

Zuni Quintin Quam Multi-Stone Mosaic Inlay Bird and Sterling Silver Necklace and Earring Set

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Artist: Quintin Quam

Item condition: New

SKU: 98408 Category:

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Zuni silversmith Quintin Quam, known for exceptionally intricate mosaic inlay most often featuring birds, created this incredible necklace and earring set in the same style.  The set features six large sterling ovals along the necklace and two comprising the earrings, each beautifully inlaid with multiple stones depicting various birds.  Each larger oval is separated by a smaller, unadorned sterling oval, creating a long, impressive piece that is sure to catch anyone’s eye.  The bottom most oval of the necklace is inlaid in white mother of pearl and jet to form an owl, with a golden mother of pearl moon above its head and accents surrounding it in turquoise, coral, jet, and orange spiny oyster shell.  The oval above this depicts an intricate hummingbird inlaid in mother of pearl, coral, jet, and black lip mother of pearl, and includes a jet and orange spiny oyster shell butterfly above its head.  The hummingbird’s beak stretches down into a red coral flower, while the perimeter is accented, as are all the others, with multi-stone inlay triangles.  Above the hummingbird’s oval, the necklace splits into two strands, featuring two ovals across from one another.  One of these showcases a cardinal inlaid in coral, jet, and golden mother of pearl and accented in a turquoise and lapis flower, while its opposite is inlaid in turquoise, jet, and white mother of pearl to form a blue jay.  Two more ovals rest above these, finishing the necklace.  One features a colorful qual inlaid in jet, coral, golden mother of pearl, and turquoise, while its opposite depicts a blue winged sparrow, inlaid in lapis, orange spiny oyster shell, and white mother of pearl.  The matching earrings each are inlaid in black lip mother of pearl, jet, and abalone to form stunning hummingbirds, their beaks reaching down into turquoise and coral flowers and butterflies inlaid with red spiny oyster shell and jet above their heads.  Necklace measures 28 3/4″ from end to end, not including double pendant length.  Pendant portion measures 5 1/2″ long, for a total necklace length of 34 1/4″. Necklace is finished with a hook and eye closure and can be adjusted shorter.  Earrings measure 2 1/21″ long including French hook x 1 1/4″ wide.

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Weight 1 lbs

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