This outstanding Necklace showcases a Kingman Turquoise and Sterling Silver Naja Pendant by Nevada Silversmith Jim Daggett. The Kingman Pendant stone was crafted from Turquoise mined at the Mineral Park (Kingman) Mine near Kingman, AZ, and is a beautiful sky blue with traces of brown matrix. The stone has been wrapped in a raised Sterling Silver Bezel and set on Sterling Plate. It is encircled by 2 Sterling Silver Arches, which were made by pouring molten silver into a mold to form cylinders, soldering them together to achieve the desired length, then shaping them. The outer Arch is 3.7mm in diameter (7 gauge), while the inner Arch is 4.1mm (6 gauge). The individual elements are connected and ornamented by seven 6mm handcrafted Sterling Silver Balls. The Naja Pendant hangs from a custom Sterling Silver Bail and is stamped on the back with the artist's hallmark and "Sterling." We've paired the Pendant with 4 strands of Arizona Turquoise Nuggets, which are color matched to the Kingman stone. The Nuggets vary in size and shape, but are approximately 5-by-9mm. They are beautifully crafted and polished to a soft sheen. Each Nugget is separated from the next by a piece of 3mm brown & white Oyster Shell Heishi, which serves to more clearly show off the Turquoise stones and adds design interest. The stones are highlighted by eight 6mm Oxidized Sterling Silver Rounds, which have been polished to leave just slight traces of the oxidation at the top and bottom of each Round. The Silver Rounds mirror the bright tones of the Pendant and sparkle amidst the Turquoise stones. At the top of the Necklace the 4 strands of Turquoise Nuggets transition to 4 strands of Oyster Shell Heishi, streamlining the silhouette and ensuring a comfortable fit. The Necklace is finished with Sterling Rounds and a Hammered Sterling Toggle Clasp, and adorned with a Southwest Designs Sterling Charm. The piece weighs 146 grams and is 19-/4 inches long plus the Pendant, which is 2-5/8 inches by 2-1/8 inches including the 1/2-inch Bail (when wearing, a vertical hang length of about 9 inches).
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