Dragonfly Cross with Pearl

Alvin Monte


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ThIS artist is one of many, unsung but gifted, jewelers who create well-made, hand fabricated jewelry that is attractively designed, and accessible in price.

This handsome cross is a modern version of the historic “dragonfly” cross that aided in the conversion of southwestern Natives to Christianity.

Dragonflies are honored for their watery habitats; water being especially precious in the arid lands of the Navajo and Pueblos.

This majestic piece has accents of 14-karat gold, which add warmth and a little glistening to the lightly brushed silver finish.

In place of the usual Sacred Heart, at the bottom of the cross, there is  vibrant, natural turquoise embraced by a gold bezel.

Centered on the shorter arm, a pearl gleams with lunar beauty, also in a gold bezel.

This combination seems to encompass both the sun and the moon.

Above the pearl, a gold dome-let carries the touches of gold all the way bottom to top.

At the very top, a sturdy silver bail is both textured, and chiseled in two lines, matching the chiseled double lines on the cross, below.

Hook this impressive cross on a chain, a collar, heishi, or beads – even a ribbon or leather thong; it is both a symbol of intercultural spirituality, and a piece of beautiful jewelry.

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