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Vintage Sterling Silver
Large Malachite Pendant
HK Item #P315

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Vintage Sterling Silver  Malachite pendant

Vintage, Pre-owned, very good; stone intact with no cracks or chips, see photos for wear
2 3/4" long including the swinging bail x 1 3/4" wide
Malachite cabochon
1 5/8" x 1 1/4"
51 grams

According to "Hallmarks of the Southwest" by Barton Wright, these artists used the P.M. mark:

Preston Monongye
Pauline McCray

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P315 - $175 SOLD

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Paula says - "This is a finely crafted heavy pendant with a large, beautiful malachite cabochon. It has a large bail that will fit silver beads.

"Are you wondering why this item is not described as Native American? You can find the answer by clicking here."

Sterling Silver Navajo Malachite pendant

Sterling Silver Navajo Malachite pendant

Marked "Sterling" in script and "P.M."

What is a Cabochon?

A cabochon (also spelled cabochon) is a gemstone that has been shaped and polished to form a convex (domed) surface, as opposed to a faceted surface. A cabochon is typically oval and has a flat bottom.

Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance. All items in our Vintage Shop have some patina, even .
30 years or older.
New Old Stock. Made at least 20 years ago but never used.
An item that has been used.
NOTE: Items in our Vintage Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Vintage Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.
Why isn't this item called Native American?

The US Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and its recent Amendments require that items described as Native American or Indian be made by an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. Furthermore, government regulations suggest that all attributions include the Native American Indian's name, tribe and federal tribal enrollment number. Because it is impossible to identify the artist for many vintage items, even if they are authentic Indian made items, we cannot and will not use the words Native American or Indian in association with such pieces.

Read about authenticity of Native American Indian jewelry.

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