This small round pendant was made by San Felipe artist Philip Sanchez. The Boulder
turquoise stone has light to dark golden browns with a small river of blue.
The stone sets in a smooth bezel with a carved silver border. It comes with a
r nice 18" sterling silver chain.
It's marked sterling and signed.
Overall it's 1 1/4" tall by Just over 5/8" at it's widest point.
Pendant weight: 7grams on my scale
I placed a quarter there for scale.
Philip Sanchez, San Felipe Artist and Silversmith, was born in 1951 at the San Felipe Pueblo. He was raised on a large ranch with his 8 sisters and 5 brothers. They grew up tending to a variety of livestock and farming fresh fruits and vegetables. Philip stayed close to his roots with livestock of his own and enjoys horseback riding to check on livestock or just to go for a ride at sunset.
Boulder Turquoise is sometimes called Ribbon Turquoise and it's cut in such a way that the
turquoise is the accent in the mother rock. It often looks like a river flowing through a desert or landscape.
Boulder Turquoise has a warm earthy look to it and each stone is unique
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