This extra long Feather pendant is crafted by Navajo artist Lena Platero. Set in solid sterling silver with a single piece of Sonoran blue turquoise. The artist is known for her feather jewelry. Measuring approximately 3"1/2 in total length.This is a beautiful piece Lena Platero:
Artist: Born in 1954, Lena Platero is a self-taught silversmith specializing in sterling silver feather jewelry. She creates detailed feather pins, earrings, pendants and much more with and without stones. Her last name, Platero, means silversmith. Murphy Platero is Navajo and was born in Crown Point, New Mexico.
Stone: Sonoran Blue Gold Canyon Turquoise is an interesting turquoise from Senora, Mexico, near Nogales, Arizona, and its neighbor: Nogales, Mexico, which is the northernmost point in all of Mexico. The series of mines bearing this name are on several sites contingent to the American border. Very little hard natural material has been mined here. Most has needed stabilizing to be useful. The high-grade natural material is a medium blue, with darker blue matrix, forming a "birds’ eye" pattern. This is usually accompanied by iron pyrite, giving it a similar look to a high-grade Morenci. The high-grade turquoise from this mine is rare and is considered both esoteric and valuable.