You are looking at a Kingman Turquoise pendant that was handmade by Native American jewelry artist Phillip Sanchez. Sanchez is a Navajo who resides in New Mexico. He produces a lot of turquoise jewelry and you will see a lot of his work featured at Stagecoach. This pendant shows off his silver-work styling quite well. The Southwestern design around the outside of this pendant is Phillip Sanchez's trademark style and it always looks great. He uses a tiny jeweler's saw to hand-cut the design, which can be a time-consuming process. Native American jewelry artists like Sanchez are incredibly talented and we always appreciate their work.
The main draw of this pendant is the large Kingman Turquoise stone. It has a fun triangular shape with a lovely bright blue color. I really enjoy the shape of this turquoise! It is neat how each side of the triangle is rounded. I imagine that it takes an experienced stone cutter to achieve such a shape. Look closely and you will see some small white and black flakes in this stone. These add some fun character but do not detract from the stone's mostly flat and consistent coloring. All in all, this Kingman Turquoise pendant is very pretty and will make for a wonderful necklace for you to build your outfit around.
This turquoise pendant includes its own 18" solid sterling silver chain so you will be all set to wear this when it arrives. Please note that while the silver appears black in this picture it is actually bright and shiny. In fact, it is so shiny that the dark camera is reflecting off of it which makes it appear black in the picture. This pendant measures 2 3/4" top to bottom (not including the bail) and about 1 1/4" wide.