Navajo crafted reversible saguaro cactus pendant.Set in solid sterling silver and genuine stones and shells. This is a small to medium sized piece. Measuring only 1" 1/4 in length x 1/2" in width. Uniquely detailed with cobblestone style inlayed stones on one side and silver carvings on the other. Perfectly sized for a 16"-18" chain. This is the great piece that reflects the southwest beautifully.
NAVAJO CRAFTED CACTUS PENDANT American Turquoise varies in color from different consultancies of the minerals that are in the soil above where it was formed. In general, Arizona produces Blue Turquoise and Nevada produces Green Turquoise, Colorado and New Mexico predominately produce Green Turquoise. In all areas there are deposits of the opposite color but in much smaller amounts.It also varies substantially from the different locations it is found. Turquoise is formed by moisture leaching down into the ground through the mineral rich soil. The liquid flows through and into crevasses and voids below the surface of the earth. Turquoise Nuggets form in a void within clay and Vein Turquoise from in cracks and voids in hard rock. Spiny Oyster Shell (orange, purple and reddish colors) 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.