One of a kind sterling silver turquoise maiden pendant from well-known Navajo artist Alex Sanchez, set with a natural Kingman turquoise stone. The maiden is wearing a Navajo Pearl necklace with a naja; she has a dragonfly stamped on one check and a swirl applied to her other check. This heavy-gauge sterling silver piece was created in Alex's signature petroglyph style - heavy, textured, oxidized sterling silver decorated with applied silver symbols: dragonflies symbolizing beauty, and whirlwind spirals for life's journey. The back of the pendant is hand-stamped with an array of hearts. Alex's silverwork is incredibly detailed!
The maiden measures 3-1/2 inches long by 1-3/8 inches wide and including the bale, the pendant has a total overall length of 4-1/4 inches and it weighs 45 grams. The oversized bale can handle beads up to 5/8 inch wide. The pendant is pictured here with 10mm beads and also with a woven silver rope necklace by Travis Teller (sold separately).
Brand new in perfect condition. Stamped with Alex Sanchez's hallmark. Purchased directly from the artist. Certificate of Authenticity included and gift box included.
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.