Although the Navajo, Hopi and Zuni all started out creating the traditional turquoise and silver jewelry, traders like C.G. Wallace encouraged the Zuni to derive their inspiration elsewhere as to differentiate themselves from the Navajo silversmiths. The Zuni being more interested in materials such as shell, turquoise and coral took to lapidary work rather than silversmithing. Rather than waste the small pieces of turquoise that broke off during cutting, they actually used those pieces to create needlepoint turquoise bracelets and petite-point necklaces were born. Another type of Zuni jewelry that still to this day belongs almost exclusively to the Native American Zuni is mosaic inlay work which features cultural designs such as the Rainbowman and Knifewing just to name two. Again at the direction of trader C.G. Wallace the Zuni would make these sensational stone to stone inlay mosaic pieces to be put on silver bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings. Below you can find and purchase a Vintage Zuni piece that speaks to you.
  1. Zuni Inlay Rainbowman Silver Bracelet C. G. Wallace
  2. Vintage Zuni Triple Row Snake Eye Turquoise Silver Bracelet Native American
  3. Zuni Bracelet DAN SIMPLICIO Natural Turquoise Silver
  4. Vintage Zuni Andrew Emerson Quam Carved Bird Coral Fetish Necklace RARE
  5. Lovely Vintage Zuni Native American Turquoise Inlay Silver Necklace
  6. Vintage Zuni Bolo Tie Frank Vacit Native American
  7. Zuni Fetish Necklace Peter Dinah Gasper Three Strand Coral
  8. Bracelet John Gordon Leak Zuni Inlay Austin Wilson Navajo Silver
  9. Zuni Virgil Shirley Benn Multi-Stone Inlay Apache Maiden Pin
  10. Vacit Zuni Pin Shell Turquoise Jet Silver Inlay Handmade 1950s
  11. Old Pawn Zuni Turquoise Flower Head Cluster Silver Bracelet 1930's
  12. WOW Vintage Zuni Bracelet Turquoise Sterling Silver Robert Bernice Leekya 1940's
  13. Vintage Zuni Inlay Rainbow Man Bracelet ingot Silver Lambert Homer Sr 1930's/40
  14. Early Vintage Zuni Turquoise Channel Inlay Sterling Silver Bracelet 1940's
  15. Vintage Zuni Bolo Tie Derrick Nichelle Edaakie Multi-Stone Inlay Sterling Native American