This is a Zuni handcrafted Sunface necklace by Sheryl Edaakie. The necklace is created with hand crafted Royston Mine Turquoise Heishi accented with Silver bead work. Further accenting this piece are seven inlay dangles ending with Sunface artistry. This work is comprised of Royston Mine Turquoise, Sleeping Beauty Mine Turquoise, Orange Spiny Oyster Shell, Polished Jet and Mother of Pearl all crafted in Sterling Silver. The necklace is signed by Sheryl noted as S. Edaakie and is signed Zuni and Sterling.
The necklace measures 22 1/2 from clasp to clasp. Each of the dangle works of art measure 3 1/8 inches as measured from the upper sterling silver balls and bar inlay work to the bottom of the sterling silver on the sunface design. The Sunface works of art are approximately 3/4 inch in diameter.
Total weight of the necklace is 79.0 grams.
In Zuni, the Sunface is a very important deity. A powerful symbol of peace and positive energy and represents the bringer of new life and new beginnings.