There is a lot of really neat detail packed into a small package with this pendant! It was designed by David Rosales and handcrafted by his team of Navajo Native American jewelry artists. Supersmith, as they are named, are well-known for their contemporary Native American jewelry designs. Part of that is their beautiful color collections that can be used in any of their designs. This pendant has the Red Moon Collection, made up of red and blue created opal, black jade, and a sliver of turquoise. I personally really enjoy the Red Moon Collection because there are a lot of colors that are greatly emphasized by the black jade. This collection stands out nicely and is unlike any other Native American jewelry that I have seen.
It is often difficult for the surrounding silverwork to match the brilliance of the inlay work in David Rosales' jewelry. The stones are simply outstanding and sometimes overshadow the rest of the piece of jewelry. I do not think this is the case in this pendant. The silverwork seems to compliment the stones giving this a striking balance. To me, the stamping pattern looks like hinges where you could almost fold this pendant up. It is a neat illusion that struck me immediately the first time I saw this. David Rosales did a great job with the design of this pendant.
This pendant is 1" wide and 1 1/8" top to bottom with the small jump ring at the top. This does not include the bail, which is difficult to measure but does give this some added length.
The chain shown in the picture is not included with this. It is used in the photography process only. Give us a call if you would like to add a chain to this pendant. Also, please allow somewhere around four to six weeks to receive this pendant. This handcrafted Native American jewelry requires a fair amount of time to make and we appreciate your patience. Feel free to contact us at 308-234-3313 if you would like to know if this will be completed by a certain date. We would be happy to contact David Rosales and find out for you.