We have similar Turquoise and Native American items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Markings : "Sterling" and unidentified maker's mark Bud S. On the back of the pendant, tested, and guaranteed.
Main Stone : Carico Lake turquoise. Color: opaque aqua-green hue with mottled lighter green hues and a light tan matrix. 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: 3.50 mm. Pendant measurements : 1.72" length, 1.35" width. Handmade in the 1960s by a talented Navajo silversmith. 925 sterling silver pendant and chain. Beautiful Carico Lake turquoise cabochon stone adorns the large pendant.
The stone rests in a saw tooth bezel setting, framed by a repeating repousse bead motif. When worn, the necklace sits against the décolletage on most people. 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. Turquoise is found all over the world and has been a popular semi-precious stone used in jewelry and art for thousands of years by many different cultures; from prehistoric times to the present. Turquoise comes in many beautiful color variations; from the popular bright solid sky-blue hues to dark blue hues with dark spiderwebbing throughout, as well as aqua, teal, and many green varieties, and even some rare white with dark spiderwebbing.
Carico Lake turquoise is mined from a dried-up lakebed in Nevada; it has also sometimes been called Aurora and Stone Cabin turquoise. Most turquoise from this mine is light blue with a light brown spiderweb matrix, but Carico Lake is most famous for its rare, naturally bright spring green turquoise with yellow brown spiderweb matrix, called Lime turquoise. 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.