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This sandcast pendant was handcrafted by Navajo Silversmith Harrison Bitsue. He specializes
in sandcast work based on early Navajo jewelry styles. The stunning Royston turquoise stone
has light blending dark greens with gold. The silver has a satin antiqued brushed look to it.
It's marked sterling and signed
It's 2 1/2" tall, plus 1/2" bail tall by 1 3/4" wide
Certificate of Authenticity included.
I placed a quarter there for scale.
Sandcasting as a jewelry-making technique used by the Pueblo peoples of the Southwest dates back to the mid-seventeenth century. Silversmithing techniques were brought to the New World by the Spanish and taught to the people of Mexico. By the 1850s, Native peoples in the Four Corners area had acquired some silver work from Mexican craftsmen through trading. Wanting to know the art themselves, they traded livestock in exchange for silversmithing lessons.
Royston Turquoise - Royston is a district in Nevada consisting of three turquoise mines: Bunker Hill, Oscar Wehrend, and the main producer, Royal Blue. Royston is known for its beautiful colors ranging from deep green to rich, light blues set off by a heavy brown matrix. The Royston district is still producing some turquoise of high quality, but in limited amounts. It is a relatively soft turquoise and should be given proper care to maintain ones" investment.
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 :)