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Dolomite is used by Native American jewelers and Zuni fetish carvers in a variety of ways.
In Navajo jewelry, dolomite can be used as cabochons set in Sterling Silver.
In Zuni fetish carvings, one usually sees dolomite used as a stand-alone stone to represent the entire body of an animal, corn maiden or human figure. Is is most often seen in the pink, gray and yellow tones.
The three bears to the left demonstrate the different appearances of dolomite you might encounter when viewing Zuni fetish carvings.