Through their website sekaimon dot com. NOTE: Never use Chrome to view our auctions... Johnny and Marlene Rosetta are a young Indian couple who work together on very fine bead necklaces, in a style originated by John's parents Ray and Mary Rosetta of Santo Domingo Pueblo, who brought the art of'heishi' to great refinement.(SKYSTONE AND SILVER by Rosnek Stacey) Welcome, We have read somewhere online that Johnny (Juan) and Marlene Rosetta started their collaboration right after they got married in 1972, but Johnny, on the other hand, created jewelry since he was eight years old (in 1957), with the loving guidance of his parents Ray and Mary Rosetta. Ray and Mary Rosetta were some of the original makers of heishi and the originators of hand drawn silver and gold heishi. Marlene is Hopi and was born in 1948. Unfortunately, we do not know any unpublished stories of the couple since we are not nosey and unfashionably pushy (even though their daughter is a Facebook friend, and yes, Melissa gave us her official approval to mention her). Fandom was never our trait. Regarding pictures of their beautiful jewelry, books are not very helpful, as you all know by now. True, there is one example in the book American Indian Jewelry III by Gregory Schaaf, Ph.
BUT strangely, not a single picture of the hallmark anywhere. According to Johnny (Page 119, Skystone and Silver), ... " Also, in that same book, Johnny adds: " Turquoise and heishi necklaces were first made in Santo Domingo with tools such as the pump-style drill with flints. " And, "All foreign heishi should be marked; by'foreign' I mean heishi made outside of the country or in this country by Anglos, Spanish nationals, or Indians other than Santo Domingos." An online'expert' smugly pointed out to us that our necklace is NOT part of their initial 1972 collection because it does not have "the one coral bead, " and Melissa said, "Wow, this was like their first ones The'expert' was preaching to the choir; after all, the pictured receipt states Dec. Duh, not much of an expert, but then again, this earnest person did not see the receipt since that social media incident happened a year before we first auctioned it. JMR is stamped on each cone, as you can clearly see. Johns parents signed their cones with RMR. This is our only Johnny (Juan) Marlene Rosetta necklace that is made of shell and minute hints of turquoise beads, and our last JMR necklace for sale. We had two (2) JMR necklaces: one was made of 18kt gold (which was given away), while the other was made of turquoise and pearl, which was'misplaced' (to put it lightly) a decade or so ago, but we are keeping our Sauron-like eye for it. See receipts in Pictures #2 and #3.
As you can see from Picture #3, the price of their necklace (see receipt) was expensive, back in the day. The main receipt (see Picture #2) is fading and falling apart, and a headstrong, slobbering dog with an appetite for old paper did not help keep away the destruction of time; however, you can at least see "Rosetta" on the December'73 receipt. According to Wiki: In 1973, the trade of tortoiseshell worldwide was banned under CITES. " Also, "The text of the Convention was finalized at a meeting of representatives of 80 countries in Washington, D.
United States, on 3 March 1973. Therefore, our necklace is made of Pen Shell beads. Picture #12 shows the various Pen Shells. See our Pinterest site to view more Pen Shells stuff. Pictures #9 to #11 show the only anomaly location.
Picture #9 shows the close-up. Keep in mind that digital scans greatly exaggerate the size of this anomaly. In reality, while on your neck, you probably will not notice it, unless you obsessively search for it with greedy eyes. Indeed, it is extremely difficult to take the picture of the anomaly section with other larger objects surrounding it while using a digital camera, for the auto focus keeps acting up like "Regan"...
Especially on our ancient camera. No doubt, you know about this 101 annoyance.Picture #11 clearly shows how minuscule the section is (considering your neck is much bigger than the bottle). You can barely see it with this comparison; we did not use a red arrow to get our point across that it is very small. Again, you probably will not see it on your neck, BUT if you have an obsessive personality, then that is another story. Come to think of it, would you, as a diehard collector, wear this EXTREMELY RARE necklace on a daily basis -- reeely? A true expert once told us that handmade shell beads are not always perfect in shape and consistency. More often than not, they have characteristic bumps, craters, natural holes and/or fissures, but of course, those fab superstar artists have tremendously elevated the art to an almost miraculous height. Just look at this necklace, no need to go further. So, one should simply appreciate the fact that this necklace is available.
It is beyond the vague label "historic, " which one always sees next to a terrifying thing: Oh, my blah is historic because it's ollllllllllllllllllllld like my Cuban heels and older than my'54' wig. Well, bury it and good riddance. This necklace has never been used.
NEVER expect the organics and turquoise to be like freshly made glass or plastic without matrix, inclusions, fissures, veins, and nature's beautiful flaws. Do not let this opportunity pass you by.
It was also very hard to acquire during that time, and you have to be on a Special List meaning a high-end collector... To get one (because the Rosettas were not robots cranking out beads by the second).Plus, there were diva collectors with almost unlimited funds from here to Europe and Asia, understand? In spite of everything, finding a ten (10) strand JMR heishi necklace for sale by these artists of this calibre is, indeed, also almost miraculous nowadays. It took YOUNG sharp eyes and extremely talented hands to create this marvel. And, it is being served right before your very eyes.
Actual color and shape may vary from pictures due to glare, digital camera phenomenon, lighting, your computer settings, and other factors. Thank you for stopping by.
NOTE: T his necklace will have tamper-security stickers -- Void If Removed. The JMR necklace is the only one for sale and included. You will receive nothing more, nothing less. The item "Johnny Juan & Marlene Rosetta heishi shell and turquoise necklace SANTO DOMINGO" is in sale since Friday, April 13, 2018.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Vintage Ethnic/Regional/Tribal\Southwestern". The seller is "indianjewelry2015" and is located in Laguna Hills, California. This item can be shipped to United States.