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Navajo Indian Turquoise Thunderbird Pendant, Martha Willeto

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Navajo Indian Turquoise Thunderbird Pendant, Martha Willeto

$360.00

Unique Navajo hand made sterling silver Thunderbird pendant. The thunderbird's wings are cut from stabilized Turquoise Mountain. 4 inches long including the over-sized stamped bale. Created by Navajo silversmith Martha Willeto. Item# 5296

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>Navajo artist Martha Willeto has created another unique Thunderbird pendant from turquoise, spiny oyster and sterling silver. The Thunderbird's wings are cut from stabilized Turquoise Mountain turquoise. (You would never be able to cut a natural turquoise stone with the angles like these). The Thunderbird's body is made from AAA-grade (top grade) Spiney Oyster Shell from Peru. The Thunderbird's tail is fashioned from sparkling sterling silver. (Difficult to get a photo of the tail without catching some reflections in it).

The pendant measures 4 inches long including the bail and weighs 29.5 grams. The stamped over-sized bale can handle necklaces or beads up to 1/2 diameter.

Brand new and in perfect condition. Gift box and Certificate of Authenticity included. Hallmarked MW by the artist. Stamped Sterling.

Martha Willeto, from Chuksa Mountaina on the Navajo Nation, works for Golden Fleece Trading Company in ABQ, NM. She works hand-cut exotic stones into unique, beautiful, long-lasting, wearable jewelry creations. Her jewelry will give you many years of pleasurable wear.