This contemporary mutistone inlaid pendant was designed by well-known Navajo jeweler, Calvin Begay. The pendant is absolutely breathtaking is both design, artistry and craftsmanship. The pendant is inlaid with genuine turquoise, lapis, spiny oyster, jasper, MOP and black jet.
The pendant including the inlaid bale measures 1-1/2 inches long and weighs 10.5 grams. The front of the bale is inlaid too. The bale can handle a chain over 1/4 inch wide.
New old stock and in perfect condition. Gift Box and Certificate of Authenticity included. Hallmarked Calvin Begay, Sterling and N.A.T. Native American Traders is a shop in Gallup where Calvin once worked.
Calvin Begay is an award winning Navajo artist, jeweler, designer and master craftsman. As his fame has spread, he has moved into an atelier system. He designs an item and turns the execution over to his apprentices and colleagues, under his supervision. (For those unfamiliar with it, the atelier system is what allows great artists like Calvin to turn out more work than their individual hands could ever accomplish.)