“The aesthetic craftsmanship displayed by the Indians of the Southwest, in drilling tiny beads of coral, has never been equaled and insures pawn coral jewelry a permanent position in value and history.”
- According to 1975 article
Coral, and more specifically, “red coral” accompanies turquoise in Native American jewelry almost as often as not. In many instances, coral even stands alone as the colorful feature in a piece of silverwork, and research indicates that it has been used in jewelry-making since before recorded history.
Featured together in everything from cuffs to conches and bolos to bracelets, and the cool turquoise juxtaposed with the warm coral makes for an eye-catching combination that is signature Southwestern style.
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