We have similar Rhodochrosite and Native American items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A.
Markings : "925" on the bale, "925 Italy" on the ends of the chain, tested, and guaranteed. Color: semi-translucent bands of lighter and darker pink hues. Stone Treatment : The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists.Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts : Carved and polished cabochon. Chain width: 1.64 mm. Pendant measurements : 2.09" length, 1.16" width. Handmade in the 1960s by a talented Navajo silversmith. A beautiful pink rhodochrosite stone adorns the pendant.
The stone rests in a bezel setting. When worn, the necklace sits against the décolletage on most people. The chain appears to be a replacement from later in the pendant's history.Tarnish on the sterling silver gives the necklace an antique quality we believe is rather lovely. The price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. This beautiful piece was made by a very talented Native American silversmith. It features handcrafted silversmith work throughout. Antique Native American jewelry is very rare to find. This is due to these pieces being made for reservation and personal use before the tourist trade became popular. Very few pieces were made and even less survived to today.
The Navajo Nation sits on 27,000 square miles within the states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. The Navajo have a rich history and culture and have become known for creating some of the finest sterling silver and turquoise jewelry, incorporating their own traditional motifs with silversmithing. The squash blossom necklace is perhaps one the most famous Navajo styles produced, along with turquoise inlay rings.Turquoise is an important stone in Navajo culture; symbolizing happiness, good fortune, and good health. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US.
This item can be shipped worldwide.