VINTAGE 1980's NAVAJO HANDCRAFTED NECKLACE
Beautifully crafted Navajo necklace from the 1980's. Set in solid sterling silver with genuine Royston turquoise. The 9-stone turquoise necklace measures 22" in length. Each of the stones has a unique setting that add to the style of this necklace. These settings vary in size from 1" x 3/4 for the center stone and taper down to 5/8" x 1/2" for the end pieces. One-of-a-kind collectors piece.
Royston Turquoise: A district in Nevada consisting of three turquoise mines: Bunker Hill, Oscar Wehrend, and the main producer, The Royal Blue. Royston is known for its beautiful colors ranging from deep green to rich, light blues which are set off by a heavy brown matrix. The Royston mine is producing a little high-grade turquoise today, operated by the Ottison family. They process most of their material into finished cabs and allow very little rough to come onto the market. This controlled output has raised the price of this material considerably in recent years.