Petit Point Turquoise Pin
Petit Point Turquoise Pin
Petit Point Turquoise Pin

Petit Point Turquoise Pin

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This vintage Zuni silver and turquoise pin was made using the popular style called Petit Point. This technique uses polished stones that are pointed at one end in a teardrop shape. Each turquoise stone is supported in its own bezel within the design.

Measures approximately 2" long x 1/2" wide.

Though the Native American Tribes had been working with metal for generations, new and more precise silver working techniques were introduced in the 1800’s by artists from Mexico. As new techniques and tools were developed and shared across Native America, jewelry-makers began to achieve a much greater level of precision with their work. 

Petit Point Turquoise Pin
Petit Point Turquoise Pin