NAVAJO HANDCRAFTED PENDANT WITH SCALLOPED EDGES
Handcrafted pendant by Navajo artist Donovan Cadman.He has been producing since 1993 and is a well-recognized name in the Southwest jewelry world. Born in 1968 in Gallup, NM. He started jewelry making in 1991. His brothers, Andy and Darrell Cadman, Gary and Sunshine Reeves, are famous for silversmithing. His stamp work in his jewelry is known for its unique designs. Measuring 2"1/2 in length with a width of 1" 3/8". The bail is large enough to accommodate up to 7mm beads.
GOLDEN HILLS TURQUOISE: In the Russian hills of Kazakhstan sits the GOLDEN HILLS mine. The Turquoise is only mined in the winter months during the freezing cold and snow as rains flood the mine during the summer. The location of the mine is remote and difficult to bring equipment in and out of. It is the only Turquoise known to have the unique coloring of bright blue with a Lavender undertone. Special stone available this year is Kazakhstan Turquoise, or Golden Hills Turquoise. A rare color for turquoise, Golden Hills Turqouise comes from a deposit in the Altyn Tyube mine in Kazakhstan. These stunning gems have a light blue hue to them, and a reddish, burnt umber matrix. The Golden Hills mine is known for producing large quantities of dioptase, a gem very similar to turquoise in color and strength, mimicking emerald in its magnificent green color. The turquoise deposit was found most recently 2013 and was most notably featured at the Tucson Gem and Jewelry show in January of 2014.