Naja

Regular price $240.00

Media:    Sterling Silver and Turquoise

Size:       1 and 1/5 inches wide by 1 and 1/2 inches high without bail.  With Bail, the piece is 2 and 1/8 inches.

This piece is Navajo inspired “Naja” pendant.  The Naja is a common motif in Southwest jewelry and was patterned from the silver forehead bridle pieces of the Mexican horsemen, the Navajo encountered in the 19th century American Southwest.  There are a number of traditional Naja styles but this is my own.  

The Naja is forged from sterling silver.  The cabochon is natural Sleeping Beauty Arizona turquoise hand cut in a freeform cabochon approximately 3/4 inch by 1/2 inch set in silver bezel setting.

The obverse of the Naja displays traditional Navajo stamping.

*The turquoise has been stabilized by the acetone epoxy method for hardness and resistance to chipping