Federico ~7 Strand ~Premium Italian Red Coral ~29 Pueblo Dragonfly Cross Charms 925 Necklace 30"

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Federico ~7 Strand ~Premium Italian Red Coral ~29 Pueblo Dragonfly Cross Charms 925 Necklace 30"

4,000.00

TO UNDERSTAND THE CROSSES IN THIS NECKLACE,IT WOULD HELP TO KNOW A LITTLE ABOUT THE PUEBLO DRAGONFLY CROSS:

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Also called the "Pueblo Cross" & is extremely old & much associated with the ancestral Isleta Pueblo of New Mexico.

This double bar cross goes back further than the times of when the Spaniards came into NM (1600's) & was said to originate with the Moors,but actually dates back to the Mimbres (C.1200 AD) where you can find this similar symbol in their pottery.Early Spanish priests,attributed the use of this cross to a miraculous encounter of the early Pueblos,with the Holy Spirit.

On many,you will see a heart or a partial heart at the bottom,which is referred to the "Bleeding Heart & is associated with the Catholics "Sacred Heart".It is said to be used by Puebloans because it represented the generous heart of the dragonfly.

The Pueblo people found it resembled the dragonfly that is much associated with their culture,that so many started incorporating this symbol in their jewelry,especially before the turn of the century.

To learn more,google this remarkable symbol's history!

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Those of you who follow Federico,may know then of his association & involvement in Native American arts/jewelry.He brings to the industry, not only his Oaxaca birthplace's fine filigree jewelry that is adorned with doves,but his turquoise jewelry as well.He is one of the leading designers in southwest jewelry & is also known for his 'over the top" jewelry designs that you'll find being worn by many famous,well known actresses,models,performers.

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DESCRIPTION:

This multi strand necklace is the perfect example of southwest jewelry that Federico pays homage to & designed it with the ultimate  beauty!

There are 7 strands of premium Italian red Coral that are even in color & have well matched tubular shaped coral.There is a generous amount of the Pueblo Dragonfly charms (29 to be exact) that are placed sporadically through out & comes with various styles of the dragonfly cross,including a variation with the heart at the bottom..Each are the same size & are stamped & made of sterling. The design ends with long curved sterling cones & has a toggle closure.It is long enough to slip over the head & can be worn by man or woman.

Coral of this quality cannot no longer be fished & is now being put on the 'rare' list.The price artists are now having to pay for this quality,has got so terribly expensive & is going up all the time, like real estate! It will only increase in price & will never be the price tomorrow,what it is today.

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ARTIST: FEDERICO JIMENEZ

MATERIAL:HIGH GRADE~GEM QUALITY~MEDITERRANEAN CORAL

CORAL SIZE RANGE:3.5 mm DIAMETER

STRANDS: 7

PUEBLO CROSS AMOUNT: 29

OXIDIZED BEAD SIZE:8 mm

METAL:STERLING

METAL FINISH: OXIDIZED,EXCEPT FOR CONES

CONE SIZE: 2-5/8" LONG

LENGTH:30"

WEIGHT:9.6 OUNCES

CLOSURE STYLE: TOGGLE

HALLMARK: JF/STERLING(ON CONES & EACH CROSS)

Comes boxed.