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Stunning Petit Point Necklace and Clip Earrings to Match

Edith Tsabetsaye

About The Stunning Petit Point Necklace and Clip Earrings to Match

There are certainly no finer examples of "petit point" stone work than the exquisite creations of Edith Tsabetsaye.  Her intricate designs and flawless detailed execution of every setting, silver raindrop and spiral, examplify all that is best and wondrous in this art form.

No machine can duplicate the perfect marriage of lace and fillagree that Edith Tsabetsaye has achieved in her fine jewelry creations.  With unimaginable skill utilizing sterling silver and natural stone, this Zuni master has achieved adornment art forms worthy of royalty with the wearable comfort of a loving caress!

Each earring has 40 turquoise petit point stones 4 mm length X 1 mm width.  The necklace is hinged for fluid fit and movement..  There are 143 petit point cut stones measuring approximately 4 mm length X 1 mm width.  In additional there are 5 round cut cabochons 2 mm in diameter for a total of 148 stones.

Turquoise is completely devoid of visible matrix.  It is a high grade natural material of 7 hardness that is typical of Nevada material.  The color resembles more matrix-free Lone Mountain or even Fox mine stone.

Marked Down $8,500.00

Gallery Price $12,000.00

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There are certainly no finer examples of "petit point" stone work than the exquisite creations of Edith Tsabetsaye.  Her intricate designs and flawless detailed execution of every setting, silver raindrop and spiral, examplify all that is best and wondrous in this art form.

No machine can duplicate the perfect marriage of lace and fillagree that Edith Tsabetsaye has achieved in her fine jewelry creations.  With unimaginable skill utilizing sterling silver and natural stone, this Zuni master has achieved adornment art forms worthy of royalty with the wearable comfort of a loving caress!

Each earring has 40 turquoise petit point stones 4 mm length X 1 mm width.  The necklace is hinged for fluid fit and movement..  There are 143 petit point cut stones measuring approximately 4 mm length X 1 mm width.  In additional there are 5 round cut cabochons 2 mm in diameter for a total of 148 stones.

Turquoise is completely devoid of visible matrix.  It is a high grade natural material of 7 hardness that is typical of Nevada material.  The color resembles more matrix-free Lone Mountain or even Fox mine stone.

About the Artist

Born circa 1940, this Zuni jeweler is respected as a master of needlepoint jewelry.

"She innovated raised needlepoint in which the stones are shaped like arcing rainbows. Some of her masterpieces featured over 400 needlepoint turquoise per set. She learned from her parents and displays exceptional talent."

Given the title of Precious Living Treasure by the Inter-Tribal Ceremonial, Edith has won Best of Show at Santa Fe's Indian Market and the Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial.

Each stone is done with a dome shape that she has perfected.

Medium Lone Mountain of Nevada or possibly Fox natural turquoise and sterling silver
Troy ounces .94 troy ounces necklace, .34 troy ounces earrings (both)
Size Earrings measure 1" in diameter. Necklace is 16" with 1" drop
Signed "ET" stamped on verso of necklace and on the back of each earring
Date of creation Circa 1970's
Condition Excellent, as in perfect !
Turquoise Natural Lone Mountain of Nevada or possible Fox, blue green to translucent teal, no matrix
Provenance KaB, North Carolina resident
Gram weight 29.3 grams necklace, 10.6 grams earrings (both)
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Dazzling Lone Mountain 65 Stone Zuni Ring, Jewelry by Edith Tsabetsaye
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