Using a beautifully inlaid pendant as its centerpiece, this necklace combines the pendant with a strand of handmade jet beads of both round and disk shapes. The pendant swings freely from an inlaid, oval bale which is strung directly on the jet strand. This inlay design is a beautifully crafted geometric design made up of perfectly fitting, hand-cut, smooth tiles set on a foundation of serpentine.
Incised signature on the back of the pendant is CTN for Christopher Thomas Nieto and SDP for Santo Domingo Pueblo.
Dimensions of pendant (excluding bale): 2 3/4" top to bottom; 1" across
Top of bale to bottom edge of pendant: 3 7/8"
Mosaic tiles: Kingman turquoise, apple coral, Mexican jade, pink mussel shell, lapis lazuli, mother of pearl, green serpentine & jet
Oval bale: 7/8" x 5/8"
Jet beads: 5/16" diameter
Length: 20" strand + pendant