Authentic Navajo Sterling Silver and Turquoise Tufa Cast Zia Pendants

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Gary Custer - Navajo
Sterling Silver and Turquoise
Tufa Cast Zia Pendants

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Authentic Native American tufa cast sterling silver and turquoise Zia pendant by Navajo artist Gary Custer  - with dark turquoise

Authentic Native American tufa cast sterling silver and turquoise Zia pendant by Navajo artist Gary Custer | with light turquoise

Authentic Native American tufa cast sterling silver and turquoise Zia pendant by Navajo artist Gary Custer - on sterling silver collar

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Gary Custer - Navajo
Sterling Silver and Turquoise
Tufa Cast Zia Pendants

$150 each plus s/h  

NP644-A (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)       
NP644-B (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)       

Authentic Native American tufa cast sterling silver and turquoise Zia pendant by Navajo artist Gary Custer - in hand

Paula says - "These are large, heavy well made pendants, tufa cast by hand."

Size
2 1/8" x 2 1/8"
Materials
sterling silver, Read about silver
turquoise, Read about stones
Weight
32 grams
Hallmarks
inscribed: G. S. C. STERLING
Artist
Gary Custer, Navajo

Authentic Native American tufa cast sterling silver and turquoise Zia pendant by Navajo artist Gary Custer - back view

Shepherd's Hook

Authentic Native American Navajo cross pendant with shepherds hook on beads

A shepherd's hook can be opened to hook onto or between beads (as shown with the cross in the photo) or it can be squeezed closed to keep it secure when used with a chain, cable, or collar.

What is the Zia Symbol?

The Zia Pueblo north of Albuquerque, New Mexico is part of the larger Pueblo community of southwest Native Americans. The Zia Pueblo has been occupied continuously since 1250 AD. The Zias are noted for their pottery and their use of the sacred sun symbol. Traditionally a circle with rays pointing in the four directions, the Zia symbol is painted on pottery and drawn in the ground for various ceremonial purposes. Four is sacred to the Zia and represents a variety of natural forces: read more . . .

What does Tufa Cast mean?

Tufa cast, or sand cast, items are made using a procedure developed by Navajo silversmiths in the mid 1800s. It is a labor-intensive process that involves many steps. Read more . . .

 

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