Large Multi Stone Carico Lake Nevada Turquoise Arrowhead Sterling Silver Pendant by Native American Navajo Artisan Ella Peter. This exquisite piece boasts 14 Carico Lake Turquoise free form cabochons in various colors so signature to this Nevada Turquoise Mine. The color of this Turquoise just pops against the antiqued satin finish of the Sterling setting which is also embellished with Sun Ray Stamping.
Pendant measures approximately 3 1/4 inches overall length from top of bail to bottom of point and is just shy of 2 inches at the widest point. The bail is a large domed ring which tapers from about 5.5mm to 2mm. It freely moves approximately halfway around the ring which means the wide portion will stay atop of beads, chain etc. The bail is large enough to slide over 12mm beads with room to spare. This Pendant is surprisingly light for the size, silver base and number of stones. Native American Indian Navajo Artisan Silversmith Ella Peter.
Carico Lake Turquoise is named for its home on a dried-up lake bed in high, cool Lander County, Nevada. The clear, iridescent, spring green color is due to its high zinc content, and it is very unique. Carico Lake stones can also own dark blue-green color with a black spider web matrix. The colors and scarcity of Carico Lake make it a valuable addition to any collection.