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“Larry Moses” Begay Squash Blossom Necklace | Sterling Silver | Estate

“Larry Moses” Begay Squash Blossom Necklace | Sterling Silver | Estate

Regular price $2,840.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $2,840.00 USD
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A Bit About The Piece:

Navajo squash blossom necklace handmade by artist Larry Moses Begay.

Details, details...

The Stones: Turquoise

  • freeform drop shape and oval cut cabochons
  • origin: Royston Mining District, Nevada
  • natural
  • stabilized

    The Necklace: Handmade Petit Point Squash Blossom Necklace

    • .925 sterling silver, solid
    • handmade silver "Navajo pearl" beads
    • chain length: 30 inches
    • average bead millimeter: 7.5mm, not including ridge
    • centerpiece measurements: 3.636 inches x 3.008 inches
    • stamped with artist's hallmark "LMB"
    • circa 1980's
    • necklace weight: 241.32 grams

     

    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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