This Big Beautiful pendant was created by Navajo Artist Gilbert Tom. The Kingman turquoise
stone is a a sky blue with a darker gold matrix. The stone
is surrounded by twisted silver wire with stamp work and concho like buttons.
It's marked sterling signed
It's 2" tall, plus 1/2" bail, by 1 3/8" at it's widest point.
The stone is 1 1/2" tall by just over 1" wide.
Pendant weight: 21.6 grams on my scale.
I placed a quarter there for scale.
The Kingman mine in northwestern Arizona was one of the largest turquoise mines in North America. The terms "Kingman" or "high blue" refer to the blue color usually displayed in this stone. It has become a color standard in the industry. The mine became famous for its rounded, bright blue nuggets with black matrix. Natural Kingman is highly collectible. Some of the finest specimens of Kingman were mined in the 1960's. This was an intense blue with a black and silver matrix.
Authentic Native American Jewelry
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 :)