Large elongated Dry Creek Turquoise brushed Sterling Silver Pendant by accomplished Navajo Artisan Thomas Francisco Native American Jewelry. Beautiful large single stone specimen of Dry Creek Turquoise measuring approximately 31mm (1 1/4 inch) by 14mm (1/2 inch) at widest point (stone only - measurement for Pendant listed below). This wonderful specimen is highly polished and offers soft blue and white coloring with cocoa matrix so signature to the Dry Creek Turquoise Mine.
Navajo Silversmith Thomas Francisco has chosen a very artistic Sterling Silver Setting for this wonderful stone consisting of a combination Antiqued Brushed Sterling with accents of bright Sterling and just a touch of Antiqued Gold strategically placed under the rope around the stone setting. Every aspect of the Silver Setting compliments the color of the Stone from the darker SunRay stamping to that touch of Gold. This large Dry Creek Pendant offers a heavy Sterling Setting with an overall length measuring approximately 2 1/4 inches from top of bail to bottom of pendant by just under 1 1/8 inch at widest point. Bail is tapered and rounded at top which will accommodate beads, chain or cord up to 6mm. Native American Indian Navajo Silversmith Thomas Francisco.
Dry Creek Turquoise has gained much popularity over the years with its creamy pale blue coloring and golden to cocoa brown matrix. When mining operations halted and some new (private) rough released into the market place it lacked some of the luster we all fell in love with and for a couple years we had rejected more than half the finished jewelry presented for quality of stone. We have been very fortunate with recent releases and diversity of the Silversmiths.