Authentic Navajo Sterling Silver and Turquoise Tufa Cast Naja Pendants

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Gary Custer - Navajo
Sterling Silver
Tufa Cast Naja Pendants

HK Item #NP645

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Authentic Native American tufa cast sterling silver and turquoise Naja pendant by Navajo artist Gary Custer  - row of five
Size
various
Materials
sterling silver, Read about silver
turquoise, Read about stones
Weight
various
Hallmarks
inscribed: G. S. C. STERLING
Artist
Gary Custer, Navajo

Authentic Native American tufa cast sterling silver and turquoise Naja pendant by Navajo artist Gary Custer | front on collar

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

Naja E has Pilot Mtn. turquoise stone.

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

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Gary Custer - Navajo
Sterling Silver
Tufa Cast Naja Pendants
NP645

$135 each plus s/h  

A - 2 7/8" x 1 7/8",  26 grams
 (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)
B- 2 1/2" x 1 7/8",  27 grams
 
C - 2 1/2" x 2 1/2",  28 grams
 (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)     
D - 1 7/8" x 1 7/8",  21 grams
 (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)     
E - 1 7/8" x 1 7/8",  28 grams
with Pilot Mtn. turquoise stone
 (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)     

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

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

Authentic Native American tufa cast sterling silver and turquoise Naja pendant by Navajo artist Gary Custer - back view with shepherds hook

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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.

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What is the Naja Symbol?

The horseshoe shaped naja originated with the Moors in Spain. It is a good luck charm to ward off the evil eye. It was often used on the browband of Moorish Horses. It is thought that it came to Mexico via the Spanish Moors and from there was adopted by the Navajo Indians. The naja is the base pendant of many ornate squash blossom necklaces: 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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