Shalako by David Rosales

Shalako by David Rosales

Shalako Jewelry by David Rosales

Every year the Zuni of New Mexico hold their Shalako dance festival at the time of the Winter Solstice. The purpose of Shalako is to thank the Zuni gods for the year’s harvest. Jewelry designer David Rosales borrowed this imagery for his Shalako jewelry. His all Native American crew specialize in blending cool Fall/Winter colors in exquisite inlay and silver work. The sugilite, turquoise and laboratory grown opal inlay may represent the Southwestern skyline late in the Zuni’s year or it may represent the sky and ocean of the Big Sur coast. You can decide!