Bezel Pendant Necklace

Mario D Cross Pendant Turquoise Spiny Oyster Multi 24 Sterling Necklace Navajo

Mario D Cross Pendant Turquoise Spiny Oyster Multi 24 Sterling Necklace Navajo
Mario D Cross Pendant Turquoise Spiny Oyster Multi 24 Sterling Necklace Navajo
Mario D Cross Pendant Turquoise Spiny Oyster Multi 24 Sterling Necklace Navajo
Mario D Cross Pendant Turquoise Spiny Oyster Multi 24 Sterling Necklace Navajo
Mario D Cross Pendant Turquoise Spiny Oyster Multi 24 Sterling Necklace Navajo
Mario D Cross Pendant Turquoise Spiny Oyster Multi 24 Sterling Necklace Navajo
Mario D Cross Pendant Turquoise Spiny Oyster Multi 24 Sterling Necklace Navajo
Mario D Cross Pendant Turquoise Spiny Oyster Multi 24 Sterling Necklace Navajo
Mario D Cross Pendant Turquoise Spiny Oyster Multi 24 Sterling Necklace Navajo
Mario D Cross Pendant Turquoise Spiny Oyster Multi 24 Sterling Necklace Navajo
Mario D Cross Pendant Turquoise Spiny Oyster Multi 24 Sterling Necklace Navajo
Mario D Cross Pendant Turquoise Spiny Oyster Multi 24 Sterling Necklace Navajo

Mario D Cross Pendant Turquoise Spiny Oyster Multi 24 Sterling Necklace Navajo
The spiny oyster, otherwise known as spondylus, is a large family of mollusks. They are sometimes also known as thorny oysters or spondylids. A bivalve mollusk, the animal is encased in a hinged shell composed of two parts.

Large quills grow from their shells, providing this creature its famous moniker. Despite its name, these creatures are not true oysters and are more closely related to scallops. Of all the many varieties that are found in the seas of the world, two significant variations are found off the Pacific coast. Both are harvested for their shells for use in jewelry and lapidary purposes.

The shell is grated down during the jewelry-making process but the stripes from the quills remain. As one of the main staples of the Native American jewelry community, these shells are treasured by artisans for their various colors. He reason for their vibrant coloration is because of the oyster's different diets of seaweed and other types of plankton.

You can distinguish spiny oyster from stones of similar color by the shell's striations. Like Mediterranean coral, spiny oyster has been over harvested. Because the spiny oyster is becoming more difficult to find, some jewelers re-work older pieces. Beautiful Native American pendant made by Navajo jeweler & silversmith, Mario D. Known for his traditional Navajo jewelry, h.

E specializes in traditional set stones and cluster jewelry. The orange spiny oyster, turquoise and gaspeite are set on a base of heavy gauge sterling silver. The stones are accented and separated by sterling raindrops. I have attached a 24 sterling silver bead necklace so you can wear the necklace immediately. I will sell the pendant and necklace separately, just ask.

I have hand polished the sterling with a soft polishing cloth. Sterling can become dull and dark and can be polished back to a brilliant shine time after time - that is the beauty of sterling silver. Never out of style, Native American jewelry is an investment in enjoyment to last a lifetime.

Never out of style, Southwest jewelry is an investment in enjoyment to last a lifetime. Pendant Measures 3" long x 1 3/4" wide. Pendant Bail measures 3/8 almost round Pendant Total Weight = 14.2 grams.

Sterling Necklace Length = 24. Sterling Bead Measurement = 7 mm. Necklace Total Weight = 45 grams.

Please ask before purchasing to avoid any misunderstandings. Coin for display only - not for sale - not included. The item "Mario D Cross Pendant Turquoise Spiny Oyster Multi 24 Sterling Necklace Navajo" is in sale since Tuesday, May 11, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Necklaces & Pendants".

The seller is "thisisit338" and is located in Brighton, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.

  • Handmade: Yes
  • Country of Origin: Southwestern United States
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Total Carat Weight: Unknown
  • Department: Unisex Adult
  • Style: Necklace
  • Base Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Chain Type: Ball/Bead
  • Certification: Unknown
  • Gemstone Clarity Grade: Not Applicable
  • Diamond Clarity Grade: Not Applicable
  • Setting Style: Bezel
  • Material: Stone & Shell
  • Colored Diamond Intensity: Not Applicable
  • Number of Gemstones: 21
  • Artisan: Mario D
  • Jewelry Type: Pendants
  • 24" Sterling Silver Bead Necklace: Sterling Lobster Clasp Closure
  • Type: Pendant
  • Cut Grade: Not Applicable
  • Secondary Stone: Turquoise
  • Features: Multiple Stones
  • Main Stone Color: Orange Red
  • Customized: No
  • Color: Orange
  • Number of Diamonds: Not Applicable
  • Item Length: 24 in
  • Main Stone Treatment: Unknown
  • Metal Purity: 925
  • Signed: Yes
  • Closure: Lobster
  • Main Stone: Turquoise Spiny Oyster
  • Main Stone Creation: Natural
  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Brand: Native American
  • Diamond Color Grade: Not Appllicable
  • Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
  • Ethnic & Regional Style: Native American
  • Main Stone Shape: Oval


Mario D Cross Pendant Turquoise Spiny Oyster Multi 24 Sterling Necklace Navajo