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Nestoria Coriz Statement Necklace of Pink Conch Shell and Silver

Nestoria Coriz Statement Necklace of Pink Conch Shell and Silver

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Calling all pink lovers out there. Have we got the necklace for you! It's an exceptional, one-of-a-kind piece of hand shaped natural pink conch shell beads by Nestoria Coriz of Santo Domingo or Kewa Pueblo. And we've got it at a VERY SPECIAL price.

This substantial necklace is THE piece for your spring and summer style with its shades of pink, but its more than that. It's made by a true master, who has put her heart and soul into this painstaking bead making process. 

Nestoria Coriz started making beads when she was just six years old and began to assist her grandparents - before they even had electricity. Then, she honed her craft working alongside her father, who later became an esteemed Kewa Pueblo governor.

There are many bead makers at Kewa Pueblo, but few could create a necklace that is all at once bold but feminine, strong but light and airy. 

Besides the graduated pink conch shell beads, Nestoria Coriz has also made by hand three stamped sterling silver barrel beads. Just for contrast, she's also added to the necklace two turquoise beads on either side. The result is flawless.

The necklace measures 19 1/4" from end to end. 

If you'd like additional photos of this beauty to see how it hangs, just ask.

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