Zuni Artists Fadrian/Vivica Bowannie PERFECT Lapis Inlay Cut Out 925 Pin/Pendant

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Zuni Artists Fadrian/Vivica Bowannie PERFECT Lapis Inlay Cut Out 925 Pin/Pendant

595.00


ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Zuni Pueblo artists,Fadrian & his wife Vivica have been actively making jewelry for over 40 years & have been noted in Gordon Levy's 1980 book called, "Who's who in Zuni Jewelry"..They are beyond skilled in what they do & are masters that are known for their channel inlay work..
DESCRIPTION:
If your one,who appreciates & admires great workmanship,then you will love this pin & will wear it with pride!!
One can't imagine what it takes to make something such as this,SO precise..It is definetly made by the hands of a highly skilled artists & to be this exact,can't be learned overnight,but a matter of years is what it takes,to make something this good!! Lots of pride & love is obviously poured into this.
To hand cut each stone,down to the exact millimeter & shape,is something not everyone can do & will be the main thing you will notice about this & is much more obvious in darker stone,cluster work,if the artist is off..
The pin/pendant is actually made of ONE piece of sterling, that has been 'cut-out',with lots of time spent,filing between each & every section. The Afghanistan Lapis is a deep,rich blue & is made with a 'flush-inlay" technique,where the stone is 'shaved' down to the height if the bezel.
 

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MEASUREMENT: 2" Round
WEIGHT:16.9 Grams
AGE: Contemporary
MATERIAL:Lapis
METAL:Sterling
STYLE:Pin/Pendant
ARTISTS: Fadrian & Vivica Bowannie
HAND SCRIPT HALLMARK:F V Bowannie
TRIBE:Zuni