This elegant Necklace showcases a striking Kingman Turquoise and Reticulated Silver Pendant by Nevada Silversmith Jim Daggett. The Turquoise Stone – mined in northwestern Arizona – is a vivid turquoise-blue, splashed with traces of golden brown. The Stone has an oblong shape, and is approximately 1-1/8" long by 3/8" wide. It is set in a raised Sterling Silver Bezel on a radiant backdrop created by "splashing" molten Reticulated Silver on a work surface, with repeated attempts until the desired form is achieved. Reticulation results from heating Sterling Silver at high temperatures; the Copper alloy in the interior of the metal flows before the surface metal does, creating wonderful ridges and textures. The process also creates 99% pure Silver as the impurities in the metal dissipate. Reticulation creates unique, one-of-a-kind pieces — a wonderful effect. We've paired the Pendant with 2 strands of graduated Nevada Blue Gem Turquoise Rondelles, integrated with bright blue Kingman Turquoise Nuggets. The combined Stones mirror the hues in the Pendant Stone, enhancing the color depth of the Necklace. The Blue Gem Rondelles are beautifully shaped and polished, and are a graceful counterpart to the Pendant. The Necklace is finished with Sterling Silver Rounds and Toggle Clasp and adorned with a Southwest Designs Sterling Charm. The piece weighs 88 grams and is 20-1/4 inches in length plus the Pendant, which is 3 inches long by 1-1/16 inches wide, including a 1/2-inch Bail.
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