This showstopper bib necklace was created by Santo Domingo (Kewa) artist Delbert Crespin in the late 1980s to 1990s. It is the kind of work for which Crespin is known, although this is truly my favorite piece I've ever seen by this award-winning artist. Long fingers of spiny oyster shell are carved, and in the cavities are inlaid matrixed many hues of turquoise, black jet, and white shell. The beads are round but we can see that each has been hand-shaped. Some have somewhat flat edges, and none is a perfect sphere. All of the turquoise in this necklace is stunning, from one piece of bright blue to the many shades of matrixed blue green. Three strands of twine are strung through the top of the spiny oyster fingers, and the round beads then form three strands leading to the clasps. The necklace lays like a bib on the chest and will undoubtedly be one of the most admired statement pieces you will wear. Recent necklaces by the artist use the same basic design yet many other gemstones--you'll be hard pressed to find one with this much turquoise! And I love that it is mainly all about the turquoise and the spiny oyster--a gorgeous combination. The piece came to me from a friend who owned the necklace for 30 years and decided to sell it given that she is downsizing and moving from New Mexico.
The seven spiny oyster "fingers" or rays make up the "pendant." Those fingers together measure 3" across at the widest point by 3-7/8" tall. The three-strand turquoise bead necklace measures almost 19" from clasp to clasp. In excellent vintage condition.
An amazing piece of artistry for the person who loves and collects unusual, one-of-a-kind Native American jewelry.
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