This stunning pendant and beaded necklace is a true work of wearable art. The center prominently features a large cabochon of hand cut genuine Turquoise. This sensational necklace was made by Navajo jewelry artist Veronica Begay and Pete. The pendant is hand made out of shimmering Sterling Silver providing an attractive high shine frame for the amazing high grade Turquoise. Sterling Silver drops and hand stamped designs frame the stones for extra detail. Signed by the artist and stamped Sterling. Including the large 3/4" bail, the pendant is 3-1/2" long and 1-1/2" wide. This piece comes with a 20" three strand necklace hand strung with another bedazzling array of beads made from Turquoise, Coral, Onyx, Lapis, Rose Quartz and more. The necklace is finished on both ends with Sterling Silver cones, hooks and eyes. You will be getting one from the group of brilliant necklaces pictured above. The design is the same but the combination of stones and colors vary slightly.
Turquoise is a highly sought-after mineral and is possibly the most valuable, non-transparent mineral in the jewelry trade. It has been mined for eons since at least 6000 BC by early Egyptians. Aztecs reserved turquoise for the gods and it was not to be worn by mere mortals. Its history also includes beautiful ornamental creations by Native Americans and Persians. Today, it is more popular than ever and its use around the world is prolific. The finest turquoise comes from Iran but is challenged by some southwestern United States specimens. The name comes from a French word, which means stone of Turkey, from where Persian material passed on its way to Europe.
I understand the true value and nature of hand crafted Indian art. And, I recognize that it is important to know that the artist is truly a member of a Native American tribe. So, to ensure you that this is the real deal, a Certificate of Authenticity has been included with this item.
CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN
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