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Zuni Turquoise & Silver Cross, Navajo Silver Hand-Made Beads

Zuni

About The Zuni Turquoise & Silver Cross, Navajo Silver Hand-Made Beads

Two cultures.  Two time periods.

The natural turquoise in this cross (Zuni in origin) is deeply hued in shades of blue reflective of all the moods of the sky above.  With very little matrix, it is difficult to tell which mine is its source.  

Suffice it to say its beauty and color have symbolized the heavens and the soul for thoussands of years for every ancient civilization the world over.  Now it gives visual life to this spendid pendant signaling the Christian faith suspended from a necklace of hand-made sterling silver beads made by a Navajo jeweler.

Savvy Price $375.00

Gallery Price $450.00

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Description

Two cultures.  Two time periods.

The natural turquoise in this cross (Zuni in origin) is deeply hued in shades of blue reflective of all the moods of the sky above.  With very little matrix, it is difficult to tell which mine is its source.  

Suffice it to say its beauty and color have symbolized the heavens and the soul for thoussands of years for every ancient civilization the world over.  Now it gives visual life to this spendid pendant signaling the Christian faith suspended from a necklace of hand-made sterling silver beads made by a Navajo jeweler.

About the Artist

The best book to explain the steps in creating Zuni cluster jewelry is Oscar Branson's Indian Jewelry Making. Volume II. Look at page 48 illustrating each step to create a cluster bracelet.

Medium Sterling silver and natural turquoise
Troy ounces 1.61 troy ounces
Size Cross is 4 1/2" height X 1/4" bale added to that. Its width is 3 3/8". Necklace is 26" length including hook and eye.
Date of creation Circa 1970's (cross), Circa 1935 (beads)
Condition Excellent (cross). Good (two melon beads have dents because they are not young)
Turquoise Natural turquoise
Description Cross is fabricated from commercially rolled sterling silver sheet, commercially drawn half round wire and smelted "raindrops" struck with a hand-made stamp in the shape of a 8 petal flower. There are 11 natural round blue turquoise cabochons each set in a serrated edge bezel roughly 1/4" in diameter. Necklace contains 22 melon seed beads 7/8" in length. There are 24 spherical beads as well, 1/4" in diameter.
Provenance NH
Gram weight 50.2 grams
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