Here's a beautiful sterling silver turquoise pendant from well-known Navajo artist Alex Sanchez, set with a natural Kingman turquoise stone. This heavy-gauge, one-of-a-kind piece was created in Alex's signature petroglyph style - heavy, textured, oxidized sterling silver decorated with applied silver symbols: dragonflies symbolizing beauty, a bear for protection, a healing hand, the four directions symbol and whirlwind spirals for life's journey. The back of the pendant is hand-stamped too. The silverwork is incredible!
The main body of the pendant measures 3-1/4 inches long x 1-1/8 inches wide and including the bale it has a total length of 4-1/4 inches and weighs 35.5 grams. The oversized bale can handle beads up to 5/8 inch wide. The pendant is pictured here with 10mm beads (sold separately).
Brand new in perfect condition. Stamped with Alex Sanchez's hallmark. Certificate of Authenticity included and gift box included. Purchased directly from the artist.
Alex Sanchez is a well-known talented silversmith, born in 1969, and is of Navajo and Zuni descent. He was born in Gallup, NM and lives there today. He is the younger brother of Myron Panteah and Brad Panteah. He's the winner of many awards for his innovative one of a kind designs and his work has caught the attention of collectors everywhere.