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Sterling Silver and real Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 3-1/4" long (including bail) and 2" at widest point. Necklace measures approximately 24" long and weighs 89 grams.
There is nothing at all average about this beautiful necklace set! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo overlay hand crafted by artist Tommy (Thomas) and Rosita Singer, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. Overlay is a process that utilizes at least two layers of sterling silver. One layer forms the foundation, while the second is used to design the individual detailed overlay. In this pendant, the second layer forms a gorgeous wolf design. ONE Turquoise stone that is delicately set in hand cut bezel for a stunning look. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked by artist. The necklace is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise beads. The necklace is made up of THREE strands that consist of: 2-mm silver round beads and 5-mm Turquoise rondelle beads. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone for a wonderful look. The necklace can be worn one of two ways, loosely around the neck or slightly twisted for an additional fashion statement. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and beads for a wonderful look. The cones are stamped sterling.
Turquoise is the birthstone of December. It is believed that turquoise tends to bring good fortune, strength and helps overcome illness. Turquoise got its name from the Levantine traders called Turks who brought the stone to Europe from Persia via Turkey centuries ago. Native Americans have prized turquoise since the time of the Aztecs, who mined it in New Mexico. The natural variations that occur in turquoise are part of its appeal and beauty.
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.