This terrific Necklace features a multi-stone, multi-component Kingman Turquoise, Onyx, Sterling Silver and Copper Art Pendant by Nevada Silversmith Jim Daggett. The 3 Kingman Turquoise stones are a rich blue with bronze matrix, while the round Onyx stone is a rich black. Each stone is set in a raised Sterling Silver Bezel, and rests on a plate of either Sterling or Copper. There base is comprised of 6 joined plates — 3 Sterling Silver and 3 Copper — and the Sterling has been reticulated to produce a textured finish (reticulation is the process of heating Sterling Silver at high temperatures; the Copper alloy in the interior of the metal flows before the surface metal does, creating wonderful patterns). In addition to the stones there are 7 other components, including 3 Sterling Silver Balls, Sterling and Copper Cylinders, a Reticulated Copper Oval, and a Sterling Box. The metal elements add sparkle and 3D texture to the piece, creating a wonderful, unique medley. The reticulated metal is thicker and heavier than 20-gauge plate, so the Pendant has a very substantial feel. A true work of art. The Pendant hangs from a Sterling Silver Bail and is stamped on the back with the artist's hallmark. We've paired this great Pendant with 3 strands of 6mm Imperial Jasper Rounds, which are color matched to the Kingman Turquoise stones. Twenty-five 4mm and 5mm Sterling Silver Rounds anchor the Jasper at the Pendant, allowing it to swing freely. The Jasper is paired with 6mm Onyx Rounds and 4mm teal-colored Fire Polished Glass, adding color depth. The Glass is faceted, giving of a subtle sparkle. The stones are highlighted by eight 8mm polished Copper Bicones and six 8mm Stamped Sterling Rondelles, mirroring the metal tones in the Pendant. At the top of the Necklace the 3 strands of Imperial Jasper transition to 3 strands of 4mm translucent gray Fire Polished Glass, streamlining the silhouette and ensuring a comfortable fit. The Necklace is finished with Sterling Silver Rounds and Toggle Clasp and adorned with a Southwest Designs Sterling Charm. The piece weighs 136 grams and is 19-1/4 inches long plus the Pendant, which is 3 inches by 2 inches including the 3/8-inch Bail (when wearing, a vertical hang length of about 9 inches).
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