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Bennie Ration, Navajo
Sierra Nevada Turquoise Pendant
with 18" chain
HK Item #NP666

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Authentic Native American Sierra Nevada Turquoise Pendant by Navajo artist Bennie Ration

Material
Sierra Nevada turquoise, Read about stones
sterling silver, Read about silver
Size
2" long including swinging bail,
1 3/4" wide;
5/16" bail opening
Weight
33 grams
Hallmarks
stamped: and eagle claw
BENNE RATION STERLING
Artist
Bennie Ration, Navajo

Authentic Native American Sierra Nevada Turquoise Pendant by Navajo artist Bennie Ration

18" sterling silver chain included.

 

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Paula says - "This type of turquoise is often called Boulder Turquoise or Ribbon Turquoise - this refers to how the stone is cut, not where it comes from. Turquoise forms in veins of various widths within boulders, or "mother rock". Most often these veins are cut out of the surrounding rock to maximize the turquoise in pieces. But when the stone is cut to show the mother rock as the main feature with a smaller vein or ribbon of turquoise running through it as an accent it is called Boulder Turquoise."

Authentic Native American Sierra Nevada Turquoise Pendant by Navajo artist Bennie Ration

Sierra Nevada Turquoise Pendant with large bail

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ABOUT TURQUOISE

Turquoise is associated with the sky, and bringing sky energy to earth. It is known as a master healer stone as it is believed to help speed the healing process. It is also thought that turquoise can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart.

Turquoise comes in all shades of blue, to blue-green and 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, 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. Many people prefer turquoise with matrix over clear stones. Read more about stones.

About Sierra Nevada Turquoise

The Sierra Nevada Turquoise mine, discovered as the Sky Cloud Mine in 2014, is located in the Candalaria Hills near Tonopah, Nevada. It is owned by the Otteson family who own and operate many turquoise mines near Tonopah including the Royston, White Buffalo, Broken Arrow, Easter Blue, Coralee, Oma and others.

 


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