6-strand multi-stone necklace with jet, turquoise, lapis, sugilite, and shell by Chris Nieto (Santo Domingo)
Christopher Nieto was born in 1972 and served in the military from 1990- 2003 where he took part in Desert Storm. After his military service was over, he worked as a chef at local tribal casinos in the Santo Domingo area until turning to jewelry in 2003. One of his shell inlay necklaces won a Best of Show award at the Heard Museum Indian Market in 2010. He is known for his mosaic and slab designs.
measurements: 16" long bead chain, pendant is 4 1/2" long x 2" wide