Daniel Coriz is equally renowned for his fine mosaic inlay work (mostly in the form of earrings) and his sumptuous multi-strand necklaces. He uses superior materials in his creations and he is exacting in terms of his preparation of these materials which, not surprisingly, yields superior crafted jewelry.
This ten-strand treasure necklace is dominated by pretty blue Kingman turquoise, mostly in the form of "baby nuggets." A treasure necklace is usually dominated by a certain type of bead (in this case blue Kingman turquoise nuggets), then added to from the treasure trove of beads that a beadmaker has left over from earlier projects. In this case, the other beads encompass a wide range of shapes, styles and materials; including Kingman turquoise tabs, crosses, ovals, disks and nuggets, pieces of apple coral, lapis lazuli, red, orange and purple spiny oyster, malachite and lapis lazuli. Where this lively mix of beads leaves off, baby olive shell heishi takes over in short runs to the Sterling cones at the catch.
Kingman turquoise "baby nuggets": 3/16" to 7/16" diameter
Kingman turquoise tabs: 3/4" long
Other materials: spiny oyster (red, orange & purple), lapis lazuli, malachite, apple coral & jet
Length: 25 1/2" + 2" extension chain