This outstanding Necklace showcases 38 Amulets (Fetishes) displayed amidst a cascade of Campitos Turquoise Nuggets. The hand-carved Amulets include Bears, Birds, Buffaloes, Mountain Lions, Lions, Squirrels, Rabbits, Horses and a Fox, each with its own personality. The Amulets are carved from a variety of gemstones, including Marble, Stone, Jasper, Horn, Bone and Mother of Pearl. The blend of color, texture and shape is impressive. The Amulets come from a collection amassed over a decade and are an exemplary in their workmanship and appeal. A veritable treasure.
We've paired the Amulets with 4 strands of Campitos Turquoise Nuggets, which are mined in the Campitos Mountains outside of Cananea, Sonora, Mexico. Campitos is known for its brilliant, very blue color, and its traces of Pyrite. Our stones average 5-by-10mm in dimension and are beautifully shaped and polished. The Turquoise is ornamented with Coral Cupolini Stick, providing a dash of color and design interest. The stones are highlighted by eight 8mm Bench-Made Sterling Silver Rounds, which shine amidst the multi-hued Necklace strands. At the top of the Necklace the 4 strands of Turquoise transition to white & brown Oyster Shell Heishi, streamlining the silhouette and ensuring wearer comfort. The Necklace is finished with Sterling Silver Cones and Toggle Clasp and adorned with a Southwest Designs Sterling Charm. The piece weighs 252 grams (about 9 ounces) and the 4 Necklace strands are each 26-1/4 inches long (when wearing, a vertical length of about 11 inches).