This fabulous handcrafted cross pendant was created by Navajo artist Joe Piso Jr
It has a center tealish blue Sierra Nevada turquoise stone with no matrix at all. The stone is surrounded
by twisted silver wire in the traditional rope design. It has fine stamp work as well.
The silver all has a nice soft sheen.
It's marked sterling and signed and hallmarked.
Overall it's 2 7/8" tall by just over 2" wide
The stone is 1/2" tall by 7/16" wide.
Pendant Weight: 17.1 grams on my scale
placed a quarter there for scale.
Joe Piaso Jr. was born into a tradition of Navajo silversmiths. He was taught from an early age by both his father and grandfather. He also attended a school that taught master silversmith techniques where his unique talents and style were evident to the teachers, who often purchased his work.
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 :)