Its all about the turquoise! Deep green coloring of the Royston turquoise, along with the contrasting light matrix give this piece real presence. The Navajo artist Lena Platero has done an outstanding job keeping the setting simple. Set in solid sterling silver. The pendant measures 2"3/4 in total length with a fixed bail that can accommodate up to a 5mm chain or beaded necklace. Diffidently a collectors piece. Navajo handcrafted by artist Lena Platero.
Royston: 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.