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Sterling Silver and 12 Karat Gold Filled.
Pendant measures approximately 2-1/8" long (including bail) and 1-3/4" at widest point.
This gorgeous pendant is absolutely distinctive in each and every way! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo overlay hand crafted by artist Tommy (Thomas) and Rose Singer, out of genuine sterling silver and 12 Karat Gold Filled. Overlay is a process that utilizes at least two layers of sterling silver or gold. One layer forms the foundation, while the second is used to design the individual detailed overlay. In this pendant, the second layer forms 12KGF border patterns and stamped designs, highlighting a fabulous hand cut Bear and Arrow design for a beautiful finish. In Native American beliefs, the bear symbolizes physical strength, leadership, and is known as the "first helper". Arrows usually signify direction of travel, force, and movement. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked by the artist.
12KGF is as good as gold. The color will never fade, change, or wear off. It is 12K gold on top of brass and other metals, which create a gold tone with a finish all the way through. 12KGF behaves the same way as gold.
World famous artist Tommy (Thomas) Singer is one of the best Native American Indian silversmiths around. His name and his work are easily recognized and associated with Navajo Jewelry. Tommy Singer has been mentioned in many books, magazines, and news articles throughout his life. He was born in 1938 in Winslow, Arizona. Tommy belongs to the Tall House Clan of the Navajo Tribe. Tommy was taught by his father and started working with jewelry in the early 1960's.