Sterling Silver Mosaic Inlay Oval Earrings by Mary Coriz
Mary Coriz Lovato, daughter of Santiago Leo Coriz, was born to the Corn Clan in 1936. She is the third generation from the pueblo of Santa Domingo. In addition to raising five children, she has become an accomplished artist.
Mary is known for her unique mosaic inlay, shellwork, cast, and stamp-work jewelry. Her forte is inlaid shell earrings and pendants using popular gemstones such as turquoise, onyx, mother of pearl, coral and spiny oyster just to name a few. These lovely pieces are a blend of the contemporary and traditional styles, but Mary strives to maintain tradition above all.