NAVAJO HANDCRAFTED DOUBLE IMAGE PENDANT
Navajo handcrafted double image pendant. The top image of the bear is made of Kingman turquoise and the bottom heart image is red spiny oyster shell.Measuring 2-3/8" in length and 1-1/4" in width. The bail is large enough to accommodate a 5mm necklace. This is a unique pendant.
Stone: Kingman Turquoise originates in the Mineral Park Mining District near Kingman, Arizona. One of the largest domestic turquoise mines, it is found in a large open pit copper mine in the high desert country. The Kingman Mine district was first mined by Native Americans; it was part of the most extensive prehistoric workings in Arizona.
Spiny Oyster Shell (orange) Living Spondylus shells are, indeed, very spiny, but the polished product looks very smooth the most used Spondylid Bivalve shell colors include orange, reds, and purples and may include distinct striations and color variations. One also finds pink, red, brown, yellow, orange, and white on the market