Museum quality Zuni Sunface spinner pendant, created by Zuni great, Don Dewa. The oval pendant is superbly inlaid with genuine turquoise, coral, black onyx and Mother of Pearl. The inner sunface spins and is inlaid with a different design on each side. Don Dewa is known world-wide for his signature spinner jewelry. Any reflection or shaded spots are due to photography. This is an exquisite and unusual piece from Don Dewa.
The pendant measures 1-1/2 long, including the coral inlaid bale, by 5/8 wide and weighs 5.4 grams. The pendant measures 15/16 long, not counting the bale. The bale has a usable interior 3/8 wide. Scroll down for more pictures.
Brand new and in perfect condition! Hallmarked DON DEWA ZUNI, NM and also marked Sterling. Gift box and Certificate of Authenticity included with your purchase.
Don Dewa began making jewelry in 1970, and by the early 1990s he started to produce mosaic inlay, having learned it from his mother-in-law, Loretta Quam Eriacho. Don has become an absolute master at mosaic and channel inlay and one of his most innovative and distinctive designs is his sunface spinner rings, pendants and bracelets, like the pendant for sale here. His work can be found in just about every Native American jewelry reference book and no Native American jewelry collection would be complete without a piece of Don Dewa's jewelry. Don Dewa's work is simply amazing!