Pin, Turquoise, Cluster, VMB

Zuni silversmiths Valentino Wilson and his wife Matilda have mastered the art of stone cutting. This large statement brooch features eighty turquoise stones in both tear and round shapes and is set in tiny saw-tooth bezels of sterling silver.  This piece was collected from old pawn in Arizona and is featured in our Neo Nomad Lookbook.

Husband-and-wife team Valentino and Matilda Banteah have been producing inlay jewelry since 1973. Valentino does the silverwork, while Matilda does the stonework. Valentino is the brother of Albert Banteah.

  • artist: Valentino & Matilda Banteah
  • affiliation: Zuni
  • markings: VMB
  • materials: sterling silver and turquoise
  • length: 4 1/2" x 2 3/4"
  • stone: 80 stones
  • weight: 69 grams
  • closure: large bar pin back
  • condition: excellent vintage condition with light oxidation
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