Item #794Z- XLG 3"+ Vintage Navajo 42pc Turquoise Cluster Satellite Pin/Pendant

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Item #794Z- XLG 3"+ Vintage Navajo 42pc Turquoise Cluster Satellite Pin/Pendant

399.95
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Extra large 3 1/8" diameter vintage Navajo forty two (42) piece turquoise teardrop satellite cluster pin/pendant. The silversmith has used forty one (41) hand cut turquoise teardrops and a single (1) round cut turquoise to make the satellite cluster pendant/brooch. All of the stones are set into hand cut saw tooth bezels.  I believe the turquoise is from the old Villa Grove Mine, but I may be wrong. It is definitely a beautiful deep sky blue gem quality turquoise and the artist used mostly pieces without any matrix. The artist begins with creating a flower in center with eleven (11) teardrops separated with a silver drop and encircling the round center stone wrapped with twisted wire. The artist encircles the flower with twisted wire, thirteen (13) repousse' stamped crescent moons separated with silver drops, and another encircling twisted wire. The artist finishes decorating by encircling the outer rim with thirty (30) teardrops each separated with silver drops. They finish the pendant/brooch by attaching a clip type bale and long safety locking pin/clasp on the back.

The extra large piece measures 3 1/8" diameter and weighs 47.2 grams (1.66 ounces or 1.52 troy ounces). It's unsigned sterling silver. These old satellite cluster pendants and brooches are very rare to find and any of them over 3" diameter bring premium money and the price goes up based on the quality of turquoise used. $399.95