This outstanding Necklace showcases a 6-Stone Spiny Oyster Shell and Sterling Silver Pendant by Zuni jewelry artist Quintin Quam. The Spiny Oyster Shell cabochons are set in raised Sterling Silver bezels and are perfectly color-matched. They have been cut and placed to resemble a flower, and are accented by 9 Sterling Silver Balls. The Spiny Oyster Shell overlays Sterling Silver Plate, which has been oxidized to emphasize the color of the stones. The Pendant hangs from a custom Sterling Bail with linear etching. The back of the Pendant is stamped with the artist's hallmark, "QQ," and "Sterling." We've paired the Pendant with 3 strands of graduated Spiny Oyster Shell Long Chip, which ranges in length from 7mm to 18mm. Like the cabochons in the Pendant, the Long Chip is a rich burgundy-red with white striations. The Spiny Oyster Shell is highlighted by both Oxidized Sterling and Polished Sterling Silver Rounds, ranging in size from 6mm to 8mm. At the top of the Necklace the Long Chip transitions to Spiny Oyster Shell Rondelles, streamlining the silhouette and ensuring wearing comfort. The Necklace is finished with Sterling Silver Cones and Toggle Clasp and adorned with a Southwest Designs Sterling Charm. The piece weighs 180 grams and the 3 Necklace strands are 24 inches long, plus the Pendant, which is 2-3/4 inches by 2-1/8 inches including the 1/2-inch Bail. Wear the Necklace with its matching Spiny Oyster Shell Long Chip 3 Strand Bracelet with Sterling for even greater impact.
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