This handcrafted pendant was created by Navajo Artist Larson Lee. It features a lavender / purple
Charoite gemstone. It comes with a really nice 18" sterling silver chain.
It's marked sterling and signed.
It measures 1 1/2" tall, plus 1/4" bail by 3/4" at it's widest point. .
Pendant weight: 7.6 grams on my scale
I placed a quarter there for scale.
Charoite is a gorgeous and interesting gemstone with vivid colors that range from lavender to deep purple with a cat's eye effect. The only location in the world that this stone is found is in Russia. Wearing Charoite is believed to enhance self esteem, accelerate spiritual growth, soothe hot emotions and give a feeling of security. Charoite changes loneliness to love and warms the heart, it shows you the way through your fears to perfect peace. Who knew? A lot more information on this gemstone can be found on the internet
Navajo Artist Larson Lee was born in 1960 in Lukachukai, AZ on the Navajo Reservation. He is one of 12 children. His Grandfather Joe Lee was a well know silversmith and medicine man. As a small child he traveled across the country dancing at Pow Wows with his Grandfather. Larson used to watch his Grandfather design and create his sterling silver jewelry pieces as a child. Larson later took classes in general silver working techniques. He inherited not only the skills and inspiration from his Grandfather but the tools of his trade when he passed. Larson has designed everything from boot tips to a belt buckle for Bob Hope. His work can be seen in the 1989 issue of National Geographic. He keeps tradition and modern design in mind when he creates individual unique pieces using his native artistic ability.
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