Handcrafted by a Navajo artisan from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Made of solid sterling silver with genuine Sonoran Gold turquoise. Measuring a little over an 7/8" in total length including the bail and a width of 3/8". This small pendant is perfectly sized to wear on a small chain. Nicely detailed with twist wire and silver beads surrounding the mounted stone.
Stone: 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.