Features a beautiful, bright green Orvil Jack turquoise resting in a bezel setting. A low relief area surrounds the stone in the shadowbox style. Completed with a standard bale for wear as a pendant. Tarnish on the sterling silver gives the necklace an antique quality we believe is rather lovely.
The price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. This beautiful piece was made by a very talented Native American silversmith. It features handcrafted silversmith work throughout. Antique Native American jewelry is very rare to find.This is due to these pieces being made for reservation and personal use before the tourist trade became popular. Very few pieces were made and even less survived to today. The Navajo Nation sits on 27,000 square miles within the states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. The Navajo have a rich history and culture and have become known for creating some of the finest sterling silver and turquoise jewelry, incorporating their own traditional motifs with silversmithing. The squash blossom necklace is perhaps one the most famous Navajo styles produced, along with turquoise inlay rings.
Turquoise is an important stone in Navajo culture; symbolizing happiness, good fortune, and good health. The concept of Pawn, Old Pawn, and Dead Pawn Native American Jewelry came to be in the 1800s. When a loan wasn't repaid, the item became known as either "Old Pawn" or Dead Pawn.
Turquoise is found all over the world and has been a popular semi-precious stone used in jewelry and art for thousands of years by many different cultures; from prehistoric times to the present. Turquoise comes in many beautiful color variations; from the popular bright solid sky-blue hues to dark blue hues with dark spiderwebbing throughout, as well as aqua, teal, and many green varieties, and even some rare white with dark spiderwebbing. Orvil Jack Turquoise is a very rare and collectible Nevada turquoise that is world famous for its entirely yellow-green hues and is sometimes mixed with a soft brown matrix; although the mine more commonly produces bright blue turquoise with dark spiderweb matrix.Orvil Jack Lime Green Turquoise is one of the rarest types of turquoise in the world and highly desired. The shadowbox is a design that features a hollow shape with a cut out design on top of a solid piece. The beauty of these designs lays in the contrast between the dark recesses of the hollow section, and the beautiful metalwork that has been laid on top of it. Ambitious jewelers would even set stones inside the hollow sections, giving just a glimpse of the gem through the top layer. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.