NAVAJO HANDCRAFTED CLUSTER PENDANT WITH SONORAN GOLD TURQUOISE
Outstanding handcrafted Navajo cluster pendant by artist Murphy Platero. He uses a combination of blue & green Sonoran Gold turquoise in a beautiful pattern. The vibrant coloring of the stones are perfectly set in a unique sterling silver setting. The pendant is large and measures 3"-1/2 in length and is 2" wide. The bail is large enough to accommodate up to a 12mm chain or beads. This is a very special piece.
Sonoran 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 or often medium lime green to darker green. This is usually accompanied by iron pyrite, or brown matrix. The high-grade turquoise from this mine is rare and is considered both esoteric and valuable.