This remarkable Necklace showcases an oversized Royston Turquoise and Sterling Silver Pendant by well-known Navajo artist Darryl Becenti. The Pendant Stone is striking in color and appearance, displaying light and medium blue tones with golden-brown matrix. The Turquoise is wrapped in a twisted Rope Bezel and surrounded by 28 handcrafted Stars or "Buttons," which have been individually made and soldered in place. The Stars have been oxidized then polished at the edges, creating an interplay of dark and bright silver. The Royston Turquoise Stone and silverwork sit on a solid plate of Sterling Silver, which has been scalloped at the edges to encase the Sterling Stars. The Pendant hangs from a custom Bail which has been similarly scalloped, stamped, and adorned with 4 Sterling Stars. The Pendant is stamped on the back with the artist's hallmark and "Sterling." We've paired the Pendant with 5 strands of Natural Turquoise Ovals in tones of blue, green and golden brown, mirroring colors in the Royston Stone. The Turquoise varies in size but is approximately 4-by-8mm. The Turquoise Ovals are interspersed with 4-by-6mm glossy bright blue Turquoise Barrel Beads, 8mm Amber Quartz Rounds, and 4mm light-green Czech Glass Coin Beads, which are translucent and add subtle sparkle. The Stones are highlighted by six 8-by-16mm Sterling Silver Capped Ovals; the Sterling beads are stamped and oxidized, picking up tones in the Pendant. The Necklace is finished with Sterling Silver Cones and Toggle Clasp and adorned with a Southwest Designs Sterling Charm. The piece weighs 134 grams and is 22-1/4 inches long plus the Pendant, which is 3-1/2 inches by 2-1/2 inches including the 1/2-inch bail.
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