Joe & Angie Reano

Five Strand Kingman Turquoise Santo Domingo Bead Necklace

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Joe L Reano comes from Santo Domingo Pueblo, a long time of fine family jewelers. He began his career at the age of 13, making traditional heshi and turquoise beads. Each day, Joe sat side by side with his mother cutting and grinding, while she finished each bead by drilling them one by one. Now over the years, Joe and his wife, Angie, have been creating their own unique designs. They have created styles of their own on shells, using a technique called mosaic. They use stones of turquoise, lapis, and many other lapidary materials that Joe cuts and grinds. Angie designs each piece of their work, using many shapes and sizes of the shell, such as hearts, crosses, circles, etc. They have traveled coast to coast showing their jewelry, and entering many competitive shows. They have won awards at the 1988, 1993, & 1996 Indian Markets in Santa Fe, NM. Their jewelry is featured in many books including the book "Southwest Artists."

This necklace is absolutely gorgeous! Five beautiful hand-rolled turquoise bead strands are strung by the talented Santo Domingo artists, Joe & Angie Reano. The necklace is comfortable to wear and being strung on double nylon allows the strands to lay freely on any shirt. This is unique piece that you don't want to pass up!

About this amazing piece:

- Comprised of Kingman Turquoise, Orange Spiny Oyster, Brown Heishi
- Santo Domingo Handmade
- Artist: Joe & Angie Reano
- Measures 28" inches
- Weighs 63.4 grams