As vivid as a field of poppies; as glowing as a fire in winter; the deep red, natural coral gains even more depth from the little black accent beads.
Santo Domingo Pueblo (now known as KeWa) has been famous for its lapidary necklaces for centuries; nowadays, they are much more refined than the crude nuggets and chips of the past.
This gorgeous waterfall of glossy red coral is traditional in inspiration, but contemporary in the refinement of the work.
Instead of lumps and nubs of coral, as in the past, each bead has been patiently cut, drilled shaped, and polished to perfection.
Given the naturally irregular forms of branch coral, each cylinder is more or less organic in shape. That adds visual texture and interest to the piece.
Scattered randomly throughout the ten strands, tiny round beads are lustrous and dark. They contrast in size, shape and hue with the coral, again, keeping the look lively.
The silver cones and clasp are hand made.
Luxury that perfectly fits a casually elegant lifestyle, this vibrant necklace will embellish everything from jeans to silks.
Draped like fabric, or twisted into a tailored rope, it will go to soccer games, supermarkets and symphony concerts, and everywhere else.
This sweep of classic red coral amortizes in a short time, because it will be worn so often.
Mixes well with other necklaces, too, such as silver beads, or other heishi.