This elegant Necklace showcases a Sonora Sunset and Sterling Silver Pendant by Nevada Silversmith Jim Daggett. Sonora Sunset was discovered in the Milpillas Copper Mine in Sonora, Mexico shortly after the mine opened in 2006. The gemstone is beautifully colored, with red (Cuprite), green (Chrysocolla) and black (Iron) markings. Though Milpillas is still in operation, the Sonora Sunset was mined out years ago and is a rare and sought after stone. Our stone is primarily red and green, with just small traces of black. The patterns are eye-catching, like splashes of paint on an artist's canvas. The Sonora Sunset is encircled with a Sterling Silver Bezel and set on Sterling Silver Plate that has been stamped with Sunbursts. The Sterling Silver has been cut in a scalloped pattern around each Sunburst, adding character to the design. The Pendant drapes from a custom V-shaped Bail which has been similarly patterned. It is stamped on the back with the artist's hallmark and "Sterling." We've paired this striking Pendant with 3 Strands of 4-by-6mm Czech Glass Rondelles, in hues of turquoise-green that match the Sonora Sunset stone. The Czech Glass has shadings of tan at the top and bottom, adding color depth and design interest. It is complemented by 4mm Coral Rounds on either side of the Pendant, and 4mm translucent green Fire Polished Glass Ovals. The Czech and Fire Polished Glasses are both faceted, emitting a subtle sparkle. The stones are highlighted by 7mm Sterling Silver Rounds stamped with circles, mirroring the silver hues in the Pendant. At the top of the Necklace the 3 strands of Czech Glass transition to Coral Rounds and Fire Polished Glass Ovals, streamlining the silhouette to ensure wearer comfort. The Necklace is finished with a Sterling Silver "Wavy" Toggle Clasp and adorned with a Southwest Designs Sterling Charm. The piece weighs 90 grams and is 18-1/4 inches long plus the Pendant, which is 2-3/8 inches by 1-1/8 inches including the 1/2-in Bail (when wearing, a vertical hang length of about 8 inches).
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