This eye-catching Necklace showcases a Kingman Turquoise and Sterling Silver Pendant by Navajo Jewelry Artist Nila Cook Johnson. Johnson is known for the exceptional quality of her work, and this piece is no exception. The triangular Pendant features a soft blue Kingman Turquoise stone, splashed with filaments of brown matrix. The stone is wrapped in a Sterling Silver Bezel and encircled by twisted Sterling Silver Wire, which has been oxidized for contrast. It sits on Sterling Silver Plate that has been ornamented with 5 graduated Sterling Silver Concho Buttons and is beautifully notched and etched. The Pendant drapes from a custom V-Shaped Sterling Silver Bail with 2 rows of Sterling Silver Balls and attractive etching. The piece is stamped on the back with the artist's hallmark ("NJ") and "Sterling."
We've paired the Pendant with 4 strands of color-matched Turquoise Rondelles. The Rondelles are 2.5-by-6mm in dimension and display a range of blue hues with brown matrix. The Turquoise is paired with 5mm Smoky Quartz Rounds and 7-by-8.5mm Handcrafted Sterling Silver Crown Beads, adding translucency and subtle shine. The Crown Beads are flanked by champagne-colored Faceted Crystal Bicones, which sparkle in reflected light. At the top of the Necklace the 4 strands of Turquoise transition to 4 strands of 4mm brown & white Oyster Shell Heishi, streamlining the silhouette and ensuring a comfortable fit. The Necklace is finished with Sterling Silver Rounds and Hammered Toggle Clasp and adorned with a Southwest Designs Sterling Charm. The piece weighs 118 grams and is 20 inches long plus the Pendant, which is 3-7/8 inches by 1-1/8 inches including the 1-1/8-inch Bail.