You are looking at a wonderful turquoise pendant by Native American jewelry artist Elouise Richard. Elouise is a Navajo from the American southwest. This pendant has a pretty Kingman turquoise stone that has deep blue coloring with some milky swirls. It is a large stone that protrudes out a bit from the silver bezel. Kingman turquoise is mined in Kingman, Arizona, a city along Route 66. It is the only large-scale turquoise mine that is still operating in the United States.
This pendant has delightful silverwork that surrounds its stone. Elouise used the classic silver rope design on the interior of the pendant. Along the outside there are forty-eight tiny notches that were painstakingly hand-cut into the silver with a jewelry saw. Although it is difficult to tell from a two-dimensional picture, the silverwork in this pendant has a lot of depth and is quite robust. Clearly, Richard did not skimp on the quality of the silverwork. Notice that even the bail has extra detailing.
This turquoise pendant is 1 3/8" long (not including the bail) and one inch wide. Its significant size shows off the many details well. It is also large enough to be worn either casually or as the centerpiece for a formal outfit.