This vintage pendant features an inlaid owl with two Sleeping Beauty Turquoise stones for eyes, a spotted jasper or cowry shell body and silver beads for the feet and beak. The owl is surrounded with silver beaded edging and then set in a rigid twisted silver hoop, measuring 1-1/2 wide. Big 3/16 inch round bail at the back of the owl's head.
The piece is hallmarked Paul Lucario, Jr with an engraver. My research tells me that Paul Lucario, Jr. is from Laguna Pueblo.
The pendant tests positive as coin silver or better. Excellent vintage condition. circa 1970-80s.
Also included is a 24-inch sterling silver chain. The age of the chain is unknown, but it looks newer than the pendant. The clasp is marked STG and it tests positive for sterling silver.