Medium sized Dry Creek Turquoise pendant-ANA 1431
Navajo handcrafted pendant. Set in solid sterling silver and genuine Dry Creek Turquoise. The large pendant measures 1″ 3/4 in total length with a maximum width of 1″. The stone measures 1″1/4 x 3/4″. It’s mounted high in the bezel and it really shows off the color of the stone. The flat silver setting has saw cuts that create a design that wraps around the pendant. The bail is large enough to accommodate up to 5mm beaded necklace.
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Medium sized Dry Creek Turquoise pendant-ANA 1431 Details
NAVAJO HANDCRAFTED PENDAANT
Dry Creek Turquoise
The Dry Creek Turquoise Mine is located on the Shoshone Indian Reservation near Battle Mountain, Nevada. The mine was first discovered in 1993.The turquoise from the Dry Creek mine, which has also been known as the Godber as well as the Burnham mine, is a creamy pastel-blue and blue-white, turquoise. The gem grade material from this mine is very hard and available only in small quantities. Since turquoise gets its pigment from the heavy metals in the ground where it is formed, and this area has a distinct lack of heavy metals, the odd color is due to a slightly heavier balance of aluminum rather than copper in the stone’s chemistry makeup. The matrix in Dry Creek Turquoise is typically light golden or brown, gray to gray-black