Copper & Silver Pendant
Copper jewelry is back! With the price of silver so high, many artists incorporating copper in silver as well as making all kinds of different copper jewelry. Copper has been used in jewelry making for thousands of years. It's affordable and has a really great look.
Copper tends to turn the skin green, that's just what it does, but it washes off. I did hear a helpful hint! Assuming you're not allergic to nail polish, you can coat the inside of the copper piece with clear nail polish and that will help.
This is a beautiful sterling silver & copper Santa Fe Cross Pendant. It has a very neat, large round bail with stamp work. It was made by Navajo artist Douglas Etsitty.
It's marked sterling and signed.
The cross is 2" tall by just over 2" wide. With the bail it's about 3" tall.
Total weight: 31.1 grams on my scale.
I placed a quarter there for scale
Copper oxidizes and darkens when it comes in contact with the air in the environment. It tends to get to a certain dark color with a rich patina, but then it doesn’t get any darker. If you don't want it to change color keep it in a airtight ziplock bag .
Sure to make a Fine addition to any collection, or a great gift!
Please note: Pictures are enlarged to show detail, remember everything looks bigger on line :)