This is a Navajo handcrafted pendant by Stewart Billie with necklace. This pendant is created with New Lander Mine Chalcosiderite crafted with Sterling Silver. This piece is signed by Stewart and is marked Sterling.
The pendant is approximately 2 1/8 inches long as measured from the top of the bale to the bottom of the pendant and is approximately 1 3/16 inch wide at the widest point. Total weight of the pendant is 14.9 grams.
The Necklace is a non Native American Sterling Silver 16 inch Box Link Chain. Should you desire a longer Sterling Silver box link chain, please note at check out that you would like to replace the 16 inch with an 18 inch or 20 inch Sterling Silver box link chain. There is no additional cost for such a request.
The New Lander mine produces Turquoise, Chalcosiderite and Faustite. All are listed within the Turquoise family of minerals. If a vein is Aluminum rich, then it is considered Turquoise, if it is Iron rich, then it is considered Chalcosiderite and lastly, if Zinc rich, then it is considered Faustite. All are valuable, collectible and beautiful.