This gorgeous and enormous pin is a unique star-burst cluster by the highly sought-after and well-renowned Zuni artisans, Doris & Warren Ondelacy. Dozens of baby blue turquoise stones are set in tiny serrated bezels and accented with miniscule twist wire details and sterling silver drops. A timeless collector, the kind that becomes a family heirloom.
Doris Ondelacy (1902-2000; Zuni). She and her husband Warren Ondelacy were active makers of cluster jewelry from the 1930s to the 1950s. Diane Lonjose is her granddaughter. Daughter is Bernice Leekya.
Marks: D. & W.; D (in 1970s, after the death of her husband)
Warren Ondelacy (1898-1970s; Zuni). Active 1940s-” Cluster work. Governor of Zuni Pueblo in early 1930s. Warren Ondelacy shared stamps with his wife Doris Ondelacy.
Marks: D. & W.
artist: Doris & Warren Ondelacy (both deceased)
hallmarks: D. & W.
materials: sterling silver, turquoise
measurements: 4 1/2"
weight: 71 grams
nice vintage condition
stones are secure in their setting
abrasions and surface wear commensurate with age
silver has a nice patina
light wear from use
All returns on jewelry are subject to exchange or store credit only
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