Item # 755E - Large Vintage Navajo Turquoise Carinated Wire Cross Pendant

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Item # 755E - Large Vintage Navajo Turquoise Carinated Wire Cross Pendant

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Lg bold vintage Navajo turquoise carinated wire cross pendant. The silversmith has made a three-sided triangular wire similar to how the old silversmiths did prior to being able to buy triangular wire. The process was to heat up round silver wire and pull it through a three sided die which would form the wire into a triangular shape. An easy way to tell is the unevenness and inconsistency of the wire. This can be seen by looking at the back side of the cross, especially on the cross arms. The artist created the cross and then adds a round cut and polished blue turquoise stone with brown and rust brown matrix. The stone has been set into a smooth silver bezel. The silversmith finishes the cross pendant by angle cutting the ends of the cross and attaching a round wire handmade bale.

The large cross measures approximately 3" by 1 3/4" across, The stone measures approximately 1/2" (13.3mm) diameter. It weighs 7.2 grams and is stamped STERLING on the back. Very nice "old style" cross pendant!  $99.95