We are pleased to offer this brand new pendant made by world famous Navajo silversmith Darryl Becenti. We were shocked and saddened to hear of Darryl's untimely death in late March of this year. One of our suppliers of Darryl's jewelry just opened back up after having been closed since late March and we purchased as much of Darryl's jewelry as we could. This fabulous Royston turquoise and purple spiny oyster Darryl Becenti pendant will knock your socks off!
The large pendant including the bale measures 4 inches long. The rectangular pendant is 3 inches by 2 inches wide. The bale can handle a necklace up to 3/4 inch wide. The pendant is pictured here with 10mm silver beads. Larger 12mm beads will also fit through the bale with room to spare. The natural Royston turquoise stone measures 1-1/4 inch long and is a bright teal color with sandy brown matrix. The pendant has scalloped edges and elegant repousse and stampwork.
Brand new in perfect condition. Certificate of Authenticity and gift box included with your purchase. Handmade by Navajo artist Darryl Becenti and it is hallmarked by the artist.
Darryl Becenti was born in 1957 in Gallup, New Mexico and raised in Mexican Springs. He was taught silver work by his brothers-in-law, David & Leroy Reeves in 1980 and he is the brother-in-law to the famous Sunshine Reeves, Gary Reeves, David Reeves, Andy Cadman, and Darrell Cadman Clan. Darrell made his own stamps and dyes, and heavily employs magnificent stars, fans, scallops, shells, and elaborate appliques in all of his jewelry. His jewelry is highly prized for it's deep hand-stamped Navajo designs, repousse silver work, and thick gauges of silver. I am sad to report that Darryl passed away several months ago.