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“Jay King” Maize Pendant | Sterling Silver | Estate

“Jay King” Maize Pendant | Sterling Silver | Estate

Regular price $130.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $130.00 USD
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A Bit About The Piece:

Southwest style turquoise & coral pendant designed by Jay King and produced in China.

Details, details...

The Stones: Turquoise and Coral

  • square cabochon cuts
  • 35 turquoise pieces
  • 10 coral pieces
  • average stone measurements: 4mm x 4mm
  • likely turquoise origin: China
  • turquoise appears to be natural, undyed, and stabilized

The Setting: Handmade Static Bail Pendant

  • .925 sterling silver, solid
  • approximate length of piece: 1.9 inches (including top of bail)
  • approximate width of piece: 0.9 inches
  • stamped "DTR CHINA" for Desert Rose Trading Company, owned by New Mexico artist Jay King
  • approximate bail opening width: 8mm

Additional Notes: Designed in USA by Native American fashion enthusiast Jay King and produced in China for Jay's "Mine Finds by Jay King" collection.  Stones are sourced by Jay from around the world and are sent directly to the manufacturer.


About Turquoise:

What once was regarded a common byproduct of copper mining is now realized to be a rather scarce gem.  Typically found in or near copper mines around the world, turquoise from each locality differs in color, quality, character, and rarity.  Certain mines are known for producing highly valuable material in very limited quantity.  Inclusions of other copper-bearing minerals such as azurite, malachite, and chrysocolla are not uncommon.

  Turquoise ranks 5 to 6 on the Mohs scale of hardness.  Because this is often not suitable for everyday wear, most turquoise on the market is hardened (or "stabilized") with electricity and/or polymer.  Stabilization is viewed as an accepted, regular practice in the lapidary industry and is not to be confused with "dying" material.  Dyed (or artificially colored) material is not viewed as favorably among dealers and collectors.  It is very important to be careful when cleaning your turquoise jewelry.  Turquoise is a porous stone that can absorb any harsh chemical used.  Avoid putting your turquoise jewelry in chemical jewelry cleaners, and be sure to focus only on cleaning the metal around your stone.

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