Turquoise Navajo Handmade Stone Pendant Wrapped in Silver
This pendant is made of Navajo Turquoise and hand wrapped in 13 gauge sterling silver wire.
Size: 1 1/8" x 5/8".
The most well-known turquoise jewelers, the Navajo and the Zuni, have distinct jeweling styles and ideas associated with the mineral. The original Native American silversmith, a Navajo, learned to work silver and iron, from Mexicans hired by a Trading Post owner in the late 19th Century. Modern jewelers still use many of these early methods.
The Navajo, Atsidi Sani, taught others of his tribe, and the Navajos, a people known for their adaptability, soon dominated the silver and turquoise jewelry craft. Important Navajo styles include the “Naja,” “Heishi” necklaces, Squash blossom necklaces, and turquoise inlay rings. In addition, as the outside world culture became more accessible, many Navajo artisans took to producing turquoise jewelry with styles borrowed from other cultures. Traditional Navajo turquoise jewelry usually contains more turquoise than silver, using large stones and focusing on the natural quality of the turquoise used to make it.
My style is simple and elegant and it can be worn by both men and women.
I ensure that I only use real stones, therefore, each stone and silver wrap is a unique piece of artwork, no two pieces are alike. They are all unique and handmade by me. It is made with tender, love and care. If you have a stone you want wrapped, I can do that for you. I do customized orders, if you want anything else let me know.
Silver chain not included. Shipment includes only pendant shown in pictures.