Silver & Gaspeite Handmade Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace by Erick Begay 8E03A


$ 770.00



Description: This piece is a stunning example of classic Navajo jewelry. This piece is handmade out of sterling silver and genuine stones.

Erick Begay is a master silversmith and goldsmith with more than 28 years experience. He is an award winning artist that has multiple awards, including the Santa Fe Indian Market.  His Family has been involved in Native American Jewelry for generations. His mother, Frances Begay, taught him the art of silversmithing, while she sold it in Santa Fe. He started making jewelry when he was eleven. When he turned 16 he became a full-time jeweler.
Erick only uses sterling silver, 14k gold, and the highest quality gemstones. You can rest assured that what his jewelry is 100% quality.

Gaspeite is a natural stone that is a vibrant green color, sometimes almost fluorescent. It was first found in the Gaspe Peninsula in Canada (hence its name). It is recent discovery, 1966. This stone very rare as there are only a few places that it is found. Most gaspeite comes from Australia.

Navajo Pearls is a name that has been popularized to describe the traditional set of Navajo handmade bench-made silver beads.  The beads are made by  cutting two silver disc and doming each side. Once domed the holes are drilled in the center and the two half are then filed to fit snug and soldered together. The Navajo Pearls necklace is must for any southwest jewelry collection
 

Chains that are photographed with the pendant are for illustration purposes, and are NOT included.          

Material: Sterling Silver, Gaspeite           

Dimensions: 25" long, main squash pendant is 2-1/4" x 2-1/4"             

Weight (in grams): 81.7           

Hallmark/Signature: FB


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