This design incorporates Ancient Mammoth Tooth.
The mammoth roamed the earth for 1.8 million years, until it's extinction
about 10,000 years ago. Unearthed in Northern Alaska, Canada
and Siberia, it's unique colors are derived from the minerals found in the soil.
That's so cool.
This pendant was created by Navajo Artist Lyle Piaso. The Mammoth tooth Stone
is polished to a lovely shine and has beautiful colors of muted pink/ red,
a bit of cloud like white and light golden amber/brown.
It comes with a really nice 18" sterling silver chain.
It's marked sterling and signed.
Over all it's 1 5/8" tall by 3/4" at it's widest point.
Weight: 8 grams on my scale.
I placed a quarter there for scale
Lyle is a third generation Navajo silversmith, originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He attended Chinle High School in Chinle, Arizona. He went on to attend the Community College in Tsaile, Arizona. After earning his degree in accounting, Lyle moved back to Albuquerque. Upon returning to New Mexico, Lyle began to silversmith along side his father Joe Piaso Jr., who has continued to inspire him over the years.
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 :)