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SDavid Fine Jewelry

New Sterling Silver & Bisbee Turquoise spiny oyster Pendant Navajo Russell Sam

$323.77

New Sterling Silver & Bisbee Turquoise spiny oyster Pendant Navajo Russell Sam

$323.77
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Handmade Pendant Sterling Silver set with a 12.15 carat natural Bisbee Turquoise stone is surrounded by oval Spiny Oyster stones


Made by Native American Navajo Artist Russell Sam 
 

This Turquoise is Natural and comes from the famous Bisbee mine in Arizona.


The "Lavender Pit" mine is known worldwide for its size and the host rock does have a natural Red/Brown or some say lavender color; most Bisbee turquoise formed in and near this same host limestone material
The lavender name is so appropriate but is actually referencing a Phelps Dodge executive from when the mine was fully operational.  
(the mine closed in the 1970's)
 

This gem weighs approx 12.15  carats

This gemstone is NOT stabilized or treated, only mined, carved and polished

Natural Bisbee turquoise gemstones such as this piece are extremely rare and collectable
This gem exhibits classic Bisbee characteristics sky blue with brown limestone fading to Smokey Bisbee 
 
The setting is handmade with spiny oyster clustered around the free form Bisbee Turquoise  The large bail at the top allows for a variety of chain sizes
 
The Pendant approx. 46 MM long (just over 1 3/4 inches) not including the bail and approx. 41 MM wide. This total weight Approx. over 29 grams.
Stamped with Russells Hallmark: "Russell Sam Sterling"
Russell uses traditional techniques, forming methods and individually sizes his rings. His jewelry is hand crafted and will show evidence of tool marks, scratches, pits and other small flaws in the silver work 


For size reference we usually include US. Coins and currency A Dime is approx. 17.5 MM or 11/16"  A Silver Dollar is approx. 37.5 MM in diameter (Just under 1 ½ “) A penny is just under 19 MM approx. ¾” (A Quarter is approx. 24 MM or 15/16" ) A half dollar is just over 30 MM or just under 1 ¼” A Nickel is approx. 21 MM

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