Native American Navajo hand made sterling silver Naja pendant with a natural Kingman turquoise stone. This is another original design by Navajo artists, Everett & Mary Teller.
The pendant measures 2-1/2 inches long including the bale, by 1-5/8 inches wide and weighs 17 grams. The oversized bale can handle a necklace or beads up to 1/2 inch wide. The pendant is shown here with a sterling silver bead necklace (SOLD SEPARATELY).
Brand new and in perfect condition. Gift Box and Certificate of Authenticity included. Hallmarked by and purchased directly from the artists.
About Everett & Mary Teller: Everett & Mary Teller are a Navajo couple from Arizona who have been making jewelry for over 20 years. They carefully design their pieces and select the stones using a wide variety of natural stones. They show their work in galleries as well as prestigious art shows such as The Heard Museum and Santa Fe Indian Markets. The workmanship is impeccable - you can always depend upon quality when you purchase a piece of Everett & Mary Teller jewelry.
The crescent shaped naja is one of the most familiar forms in Navajo indian jewelry. It clearly comes from outside the Navajo culture. It is thought to have originated in the Old World as a Spanish horse gear - a third eye placed on the animals forehead to ward off evil. It is often used as a focus piece in " squash blossoms " are actually pomegranate blossoms that were worn as trouser decorations by Spanish Colonial gentleman.