This terrific Necklace features a 47-Stone Turquoise & Sterling Oval Pendant by Santa Fe artist Dan Dodson. The Pendant has a vivid blue Turquoise center stone – measuring 1-by-1-3/8 inches – set in a raised Sterling bezel wrapped in Sterling Rope Wire. The center stone is artfully surrounded by two concentric circles comprised of 20 teardrop-shaped green Turquoise stones, and 26 round blue Turquoise stones. Between each of the blue Turquoise rounds the artist has crafted and soldered in place 26 Sterling Silver Balls. The underlying surface of the Pendant is oxidized to highlight the stones and patterns. The Pendant has an oversized Sterling Bail that is embellished with a Starburst pattern, and a full Sterling back stamped with the artist’s hallmark and “Sterling.” We’ve paired the Pendant with color-matched strands of 8mm blue Nevada Turquoise Nuggets and 6mm soft green Jade Rounds. The Turquoise and Jade stones are interspersed with 8mm faceted Czech Luster Glass in moss green, 9mm Pyrite Nuggets, smoke-colored 4mm Glass Bicones, and 10mm handmade green Glass Rondelles from West Africa. The Stones are highlighted by 8mm Sterling Silver Bicones and 12mm Stamped Sterling Flat Ovals, which add subtle sparkle. The Necklace is finished with 21mm Ornate Sterling Silver Cones and Toggle Clasp and adorned with a Southwest Designs Sterling charm. The piece weighs 166 grams and is 20 inches long, plus the Pendant, which is 3-3/4 inches high by 2-1/4 inches wide, including a 1-inch Bail.
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