Joe Pacheco is a veteran jeweler, highly reputed for wonderful cut stone and shell necklaces – a specialty of Santo Domingo Pueblo for centuries.
Joe is well known for large, multi-strand necklaces, but sometimes his work is on a smaller, sweeter scale.
Whether it is his graduated discs, or his simpler styles as seen here, Joe’s work is guaranteed to be beautifully executed and extremely wearable.
Here, Joe has paired expertly cut baby olive shell heishi beads – an homage to his heritage – with green turquoise beads, creating a very versatile piece that can be worn with other necklaces or as a standalone.
With warm, earthy tones that can be worn in any season, this necklace will be a boon to any collection, or a phenomenal starter piece!