This engaging Necklace showcases a Turquoise and Sterling Silver Cross Pendant by Santa Fe artist Dan Dodson. The Pendant has 10 Turquoise stones, including a center stone shaped like a Heart in appealing sky-blue. The Heart is surrounded by 9 round & oval stones in green and blue-green, and adorned with 11 handcrafted Sterling Silver Balls. These elements are set on Sterling Silver Plate that has been cut in the shape of a Cross. The Sterling has a high polish, gleaming brightly in reflected light. The Pendant is beautifully crafted and quite versatile — easy to love, easy to wear. The piece drapes from a custom V-shaped Sterling Silver Bail with linear stamping, adding attractive design detail. It is stamped on the back with the artist's hallmark and "Sterling."
We've paired the Cross Pendant with 3 strands of Turquoise, including 6.5mm Diamonds and 5.5mm Rounds. The sky-blue Turquoise Diamonds are intermingled with 3mm Turquoise Rounds in varying hues of blue & green. The larger Rounds are a soft green and blue-green, mirroring the tones in the Pendant. The Turquoise is highlighted by 4mm translucent green Fire Polished Glass and 12mm Sterling Silver Crossbars. The Crossbars have Balls at each end and interlock, adding shine, dimension and visual interest. The Pendant Bail is flanked by two 9mm Sterling Silver Rounds, creating a smooth cradle for the Pendant and enhancing the silvery luster. At the top of the Necklace the 3 strands of Turquoise transition to 3 strands of Fire Polished Glass, streamlining the silhouette and ensuring wearer comfort. The Necklace is finished with Sterling Rounds and Wavy Toggle Clasp and adorned with a Southwest Designs Sterling Charm. The piece weighs 68 grams and is 21-1/2 inches long plus the Pendant, which is 2-3/8 inches by 1-1/2 inches including a 1/2-inch Bail (when wearing, a vertical length of about 10 inches).