This terrific Necklace showcases a Sterling Silver Protection Shield Pendant paired with 2 strands of eye-catching gemstones. The Pendant was crafted by LewAllen Jewelry of Santa Fe, and is shaped as a pointed oval. It is ornamented with 3 Bursts, which pierce the Pendant from front to back and have radiant linear etching. There are 2 smaller raised and etched domes at both the top and bottom of the piece, enhancing the design. The Pendant is etched on the back with the word "Burst" and polished to a glossy sheen.
We've matched the Pendant with an array of mixed gemstones in complementary shapes and hues. The primary stones include several varieties of Turquoise, Antique Hebron Glass, and Czech Luster Glass, including:
- 26-by-34mm Turquoise Curved Disc in attractive hues of blue & green with brown matrix;
- 15-by-20mm blue Nevada Turquoise Flat Ovals;
- Blue & green large Turquoise Rondelles with black matrix, ranging in diameter from 14 to 18mm;
- 13-by-23mm green Val Verde Turquoise Large Nuggets:
- 13mm blue Kingman Turquoise Nuggets;
- 8mm multi-hued Turquoise Rondelles;
- 14mm Antique Hebron Glass Cubes in shades of blue to dark blue;
- 8mm Faceted Czech Luster Glass in topaz with gray wash;
- 3mm translucent green Czech Fire Polished Glass Ovals.
The Necklace is crafted so that each successive stone is different than the next, mixing gemstones of different shapes and sizes. The topaz Czech Luster Glass and 8mm Turquoise Rondelles separate the larger stones, creating visual space and enhancing the display. The individual stones are arresting in color and shape — each makes a statement of its own. On either side of the Pendant are 8mm Sterling Silver Bicones, adding shine and allowing the Pendant to swing freely. The shift from the Turquoise Curved Disc at the bottom center of the Necklace to the rest of the stones is marked by four 8-by-4mm Sterling Silver Teardrops, creating a graceful transition. At the top of the Necklace the larger gemstones segue to 8mm Turquoise Rondelles, streamlining the silhouette and ensuring a comfortable fit. The Necklace is finished with Fire Polished Glass and a Sterling Silver Toggle Clasp, and adorned with a Southwest Designs Sterling Charm. The piece weighs 220 grams (about 8 ounces) and is 21-1/4 inches long plus the Pendant, which is 2-1/2 inches by 7/8 inches including a 1/4-inch Bail (when wearing, a vertical length of about 9-1/2 inches).