Here is a gorgeous handmade money clip by Zuni artist Orena Leekya. It features natural Sleeping Beauty turquoise, Jet, Coral, and Mother of Pearl, delicately inlaid into Sterling Silver. The design of the inlay and the blue of the Turquoise give this piece a soothing, water-like feel.
The Zuni jewelry making technique featured here is known as channel inlay, where Sterling Silver channels a laid down forming a pattern and then stones are hand-shaped to fit perfectly within the channels.
Orena Leekya is well known for her channel inlay work. She has her own distinct style and only uses the finest materials.