size 5 7/8;
Paula says - "Roosevelt and Bernice Tekala have been making jewelry together since the 1940s. This set must have been custom made by them as it is quite a departure from their usual turquoise channel inlay with leaves, flowers and feathers."
Edges of all pieces and the pendant bail are inlaid mother of pearl and a black stone with gold flecks.
Stones firmly set in hand cut bezels.
Pendant comes with 18" sterling silver chain.
About Fire Agate
Fire agate is a rare gemstone of unusual beauty. It is typically a dark brown agate that reflects flashes iridescent of yellow, red, orange and green depending on how light strikes it. Fire agate has been found in significant quantities in a few sites, including northern Mexico and the southwest USA, mainly Arizona. Read about stones
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.
LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
|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.|
|30 years or older.|
|New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.|
|An item that has been used.|