Native American Navajo Sterling Silver Royston Turquoise Pendant

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Delbert Vandever - Navajo Sterling Silver
Royston Turquoise Pendant
HK Item #NP579

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Authentic Native American Sterling Silver Royston turquoise Pendant by Navajo Delbert Vandever

Stones
Royston Turquoise
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Size
2 3/4" tall including bail
1 3/4" wide
3/8" bail opening
Hallmarks
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STERLING
Artist
Delbert Vandever, Navajo

Authentic Native American Sterling Silver Royston turquoise Pendant by Navajo Delbert Vandever

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Navajo Sterling Silver
Royston Turquoise Pendant

#NP579 - $250 SOLD

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Paula says - "This Royston turquoise cabochon was meticulously set in a hand cut bezel. Sterling silver leaves, flower and rope border make for a simple and elegant design."

Authentic Native American Sterling Silver Royston turquoise Pendant by Navajo Delbert Vandever

3/8" swinging bail opening will accomodate a chain, cable, collar or beads.

Sterling silver bead necklace shown is not included.

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Turquoise comes in all shades of blue, to blue-green, with a possible shading towards brown-veined greens. 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, the 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 (sometimes called "fools gold" or iron pirite) which is very desirable. The more blue, the higher the copper content. The more green, the higher the iron content.

Royston turquoise mine district (Nye County, Nevada) consists of several mines including Royston, Royal Blue, Oscar Wehrend and Bunker Hill. Discovered in 1902 it is the oldest patented mine in Nevada. Royston turquoise is known for its beautiful deep green to rich light blue colors in the same formation and the stones are often two-tone, displaying both dark and light green and sometimes blue. It has a heavy matrix ranging from dark brown to gold in color. Royston turquoise is considered very collectible.

Cabochon. A cabochon is a gemstone that has been smoothly shaped and polished as opposed to being cut with flat facets. This usually results in a stone with a rounded convex top and flat bottom. Opaque gems, such as turquoise are often cut as cabochons, while transparent stones such as diamonds are facetted.


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