Item #862M- Navajo Turquoise Silver Decorative Pendant by L.Juan

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Item #862M- Navajo Turquoise Silver Decorative Pendant by L.Juan

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NEW! Beautifully decorated Navajo turquoise floral decorated pendant. The silversmith has "antiqued" the silver giving it the appearance of older tarnished silver. Using an oval cut and polished light blue turquoise stone with white water marks and heavy dark brown and black matrix. Setting the stone into a smooth silver bezel and wrapping it with twisted wire, he continues decorating by running heavy gauge half round wire down one side and applies deep cut and notched decoration. The opposite side the artist adds a flower bloom setting on top of two (2) silver leaves with scrolls. He fills the voids with two (2) large silver drops on each side of the leaves. Finishing the pendant, the artist creates a large and wide silver bale ( 1/2" dia or 14mm opening) and applies a sun stamp with crop/plant symbols and other tribal stampwork. The stone shows signs of three different mines. (Stormy Mountain, Kingman, and Carico Lake). It seems to be gem quality hard and the fact a lot of the turquoise coming from the dealer we got this pendant from has been Carico Lake, I lean more to the small quantity of blue with heavy black grit matrix Carico Lake that is this color.

The pendant measures 1 1/2" by 1 1/4" across and including the bale stands 2 3/8" tall. The large wide bale measures 3/4" tall and at widest area is 9/16" across and the stone itself measures approx. 1 1/8" by 13/16" (27mm by 20mm) across. The pendant weighs 19.4 grams and is hallmarked L. Juan - STERLING by the Navajo silversmith. Beautiful antiqued satan finish turquoise pendant!  $179.95