ZUNI TURQUOISE BUTTERFLY PENDANT/PIN BY DIANE LONJOSE. Zuni artists are known for their fine lapidary skills. Each stone is hand cut, polished, and set into a sterling silver setting. Zuni jeweler Diane Lonjose made this beautiful butterfly pendant. The components are all hand fabricated, and the stones are all natural.
Diane comes from a family of Zuni jewelers. She is the daughter of Alice and Duane Quam, and grandchild of Doris and Wayne Ondelacy. Sterling silver with natural Turquoise.
This can be worn as a pendant or pin. 1 1/8" wide x 1 1/8" long. Zuni Pueblo is the largest pueblo in New Mexico, and because of its location, Zuni is the most traditional. Continuing to make jewelry, fetishes, and pottery, most of the people of Zuni are artists. Zuni jewelry makers are known for lapidary skills including inlay, needlepoint, and petite point work.