Navajo Sterling Silver and Sunnyside Turquoise Pendant

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Walter Vandever - Navajo Sterling Silver
Sunnyside Turquoise Pendant
HK Item #NP555

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Walter Vandever - Navajo Sterling Silver
Sunnyside Turquoise Pendant

NP555 - $299 SOLD

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Material
Sunnyside Turquoise,
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Sterling silver, Read about silver
Size
1 3/4" long including swinging bail
1 1/4" wide
1/4" bail opening
23 grams
Hallmarks
stamped:
WBV   925
Artist
Walter Vandever, Navajo

Authentic Native American Navajo Sunnyside Turquoise Pendant by Walter Vandever Navajo

Authentic Native American Navajo Sunnyside Turquoise Pendant by Walter Vandever Navajo

Comes with 18" sterling silver chain with lobster claw clasp.

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TURQUOISE is associated with the sky, and bringing sky energy to earth. It is known as a master healer stone as it is believed to help speed the healing process. It is also thought that turquoise can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart.

Turquoise comes in all shades of blue, to blue-green and it is the natural variations in turquoise that make it appealing. The color of turquoise in American Indian jewelry ranges from brownish green to bright blue. Found in veins sandwiched in between layers of mother rock, turquoise can show some of the influence of the mother rock in its matrix or veining. The matrix colors range from blue to golden brown to black and sometimes with golden flecks. Many people prefer turquoise with matrix over clear stones. Read more about stones.

The Sunnyside mine in northeast Nevada has produced some of the finest turquoise to be found anywhere. It is known for its extreme hardness and a distinct spiderweb matrix ranging from golden brown to black. The turquoise color range includes dark to light blue, green and blue-green. Sunnyside turquoise was mined mostly in the 1970ís and has since been closed, so the only specimans available are from old stashes, which makes it more valuable.


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