Truly intoxicating, stunningly captivating, overtly elegant. These are the fundamental characteristics of this Zia inspired necklace by Jonathan Duran. This prolific artist has taken the Zia symbol as his heartfelt motivation, to bring forth this fascinating representation of this ancient symbol.
The Zia are an indigenous tribe centered at Zia pueblo,an Indian reservation in New Mexico. The Zia symbol has sacred meaning. Four is a sacred number which symbolizes the circle of life : four winds, four seasons, four directions, and four sacred obligations. The circle binds the four elements of four together.
Jonathan Duran's Zia is structured in 14 karat yellow gold, and passionately inlaid with Australian Opal, and Black Mother of Pearl. Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, and Diamonds are added to create this enduring work of art. This Zia is supported by a thoughtful arrangement of exceptional quality Lapis beads, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise rondelles, and 18 karat yellow gold beads.