This is such a beautiful Naja pendant from Native American jewelry designer David Rosales. This is the Blue Sky Collection, which consists of lapis lazuli, denim lapis, and cultured opal. These colors go well together and are incredibly bright and striking. Don't you love how the opal sparkles against the dark blue lapis? The inlay has been done in a cobblestone fashion, meaning that each stone has been shaped to slightly protrude out from the sterling silver, just like a cobblestone street. This adds more dimension to the look and feel of this pendant. Believe it or not, cobblestone inlay is even more difficult for these Native American jewelry artists to accomplish. The reason for this is that each stone has to be perfectly shaped around every side before being set in place. A great deal of time and work went into creating this beautiful pendant.
The Naja is the bottom portion of a Squash Blossom necklace. You see this symbol quite often in Native American jewelry though it is thought to have originated in ancient Middle Eastern civilizations. David Rosales does a fantastic job of putting a modern twist on these historic symbols. Look closely and you will notice that the Naja in this pendant is actually a feather design. It is a really amazing design with a contemporary style and colors that pop.
This pendant is 2 1/8" from top to bottom (not including the bail which adds some more length) and 2 3/8" wide. It is a large pendant that is certainly meant to be seen. Please keep in mind that the chain that you see pictured is not included. If you would like to add a chain please contact us and we would be more than happy to help you find something fitting.
Please allow around four to six weeks for this pendant to be made. Because this is a handcrafted piece of Native American jewelry, it does take some time to create. If you need this by a specific day, such as Christmas or a birthday, please call us at 308-234-3313 and we can tell you if it is possible to expedite the process in time for you.