This outstanding Necklace features a Royston Ribbon Turquoise and Sterling Silver Pendant by Nevada Silversmith Jim Daggett. The Pendant stone is a striking chocolate brown with cascading streaks of blue, characteristic of high-quality Royston Ribbon Turquoise. Our stone is a particularly fine example of this sought-after Turquoise, which comes from the Royston Mining District near Tonapah, Nevada. The Royston Ribbon Turquoise stone has been set in a raised Sterling Silver Bezel, which has been wrapped with Twisted Sterling Wire and surrounded by 26 handcrafted Sterling Concho Buttons. The Concho Buttons are individually made then soldered one by one to the Pendant base, which is 20 gauge Sterling Silver Plate. The Sterling Plate has been shaped to match the contours of the Concho Buttons. The Pendant hangs from a custom v-shaped Sterling Bail which is similarly adorned with 3 Concho Buttons. The piece is stamped on the back with the artist's hallmark and "Sterling." We've paired the Pendant with 3 strands of glossy Turquoise Nuggets, which are color-matched to the Pendant stone. The Turquoise has dark-brown matrix and the stones are slightly graduated, ranging in size from 10-by-12mm to 14-by-18mm. The Turquoise is integrated with 4mm Black Agate Rounds, 8mm semi-translucent Amber Quartz, and 3mm Olive Shell Heishi, mirroring the brown tones in the Pendant and adding design interest. The Stones are highlighted by 9mm Sterling Rounds with Diamond Cutouts and 8mm Oxidized Sterling Rounds, adding subtle sparkle. At the top of the Necklace the 3 strands of Turquoise Nuggets transition to 3 strands of Pen Shell Heishi, streamlining the silhouette and ensuring wearer comfort. The Necklace is finished with Sterling Silver Rounds and Toggle Clasp and adorned with a Southwest Designs Sterling Charm. The piece weighs 170 grams and is 21-1/2 inches long plus the Pendant, which is 3 inches tall by 1-3/4 inches wide including the 5/8-inch Bail.
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