Henry Rosetta was a truly creative artist. While we mourn the resent passing of this gifted, gentle man, we are pleased that he brought us some of his last works, and we can share them with you, including this marvelously handsome and versatile necklace. Henry followed his Pueblo’s tradition of cutting shells and stones into hollow beads, but instead, cut them into strips which were then inlaid in silver. Here, four rectangles of silver are inlaid with a variety of shells and stones, ranging from dark and solid, to iridescent abalone shell and lustrous mother of pearl. The center pendant is a lovely oval, for esthetic contrast and interest. Each pendant hangs from a hand-wrought silver chain that can be adjusted simply by attaching the hook to any of the circular loops.With so many different colors and materials, this necklace is truly wearable in all seasons; lovely with summer lights, rich-looking with winter darks and everything in-between. In terms of creativity, visual interest and execution it is a wonderful legacy of this gifted, modest man.
Sterling Silver, Red Coral, Turquoise, Melon Shell, White Clam Shell, Spiny Oyster Shell, Mother of Pearl, Serpentine, Lapis, Abalone
Length: 24 3/8″Pendant Width: 1 1/2″ Pendant Height: 1″