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Inlaid Turquoise Choker


Unusual inlaid choker, mostly turquoise mosaic on curved pen shell, with inlaid hummingbirds flanking a spiny oyster shell cornstalk. One bird lapis one serpentine, both with spiny oyster shell breasts. border of inlaid jet and mother of pearl on top. Curved links inlaid with turquoise.

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“There’s a bluebird on my shoulder” and with this most unusual and absolutely stunning choker, you will have a blue (humming)bird and a green one, too, just below your collarbone.

Silky mosaic inlay in a heavenly blue turquoise covers a curved slab of natural pen shell, which keeps the piece lightweight. The beautiful blue lapis and mossy green serpentine hummingbirds each have a red breast, which coordinates with the matching spiny oyster shell cornstalk that is featured on the center tab. Silver channels surround each element of these inlaid features. A narrow band of black jet and mother of pearl rectangles at the top grounds the design and adds luster.

Instead of the usual silver link chain, the artist has fashioned two curved links of matching turquoise inlay on shell to curl around the neck, maintaining the gorgeous blue design all the way to the back. Inventive and inspired in design and materials, the theme of this gorgeous choker is good luck: water and rainfall, symbolized in the stepped edge of the choker and the luscious blue turquoise, combines with the pollination provided by the hummingbirds, resulting in a beautiful cornstalk which means enough to eat, and therefore, good health, happiness and prosperity.

The beauty of the piece itself is an expression of the heartfelt message. This will be a magnet for rapt attention and admiration. It is also wildly flattering to all complexions and hair color. Wear it in all seasons, for all sorts of occasions and just because. You, and everyone who sees it will love this special piece.

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Lapis, Mother of Pearl, Pen Shell, Serpentine, Silver, Spiny Oyster Shell, Turquoise


16" long, Center is 1 3/4" long x 1 3/8" wide