Here is a treat for you who believe “more is more”: A sumptuous, unapologetically elaborate pendant that will knock the socks off all who see it!
To the tradition of of old-style Navajo jewelry, where the idea was to showcase remarkable stones, this pendant adds the artist’s gift with silver work. All the silver has been lightly antiqued, to effect an historic look.
With superlative silver work, fine stones, and a large, curvaceous design, this pendant exemplifies the controlled extravagance of the baroque style.
Decorative scrolls, tiny domes, twisted wires, fluted beads and chiseling surround the gorgeous, natural red coral ovals and rounds. These, in turn, set off the large, richly green, natural spider web turquoise oval, in the center. Emphasizing the baroque curves of the design, the edges are cut out, outlining the various silver elements.
The rich hues of the stones complement each other, and the silver work: the coral’s smooth, gleaming surface contrasts with it; the webbed pattern and matrix of the turquoise relates to the assertive energy of the silver designs.
The whole is a dazzling arrangement of spectacular color, flowing curves, and opulence. That would be enough for a strikingly handsome pendant, but there’s more!
The heavy-gauge silver bail is equally and beautifully ornate, which moves the pendant from handsome to stunning.
Matched red coral cabochons – this time small rounds – parade around the center of the bail, surrounded by chiseled silver in a twisted rope design.
The outer edges of the bail are also cut to follow the forms of the curlicues, graduated silver domes, and chiseled and stamped arcs. As in the pendant, the execution is precise and sharp, in every instance.
This opulence of color, texture and form creates a magnificently luxurious pendant that will elevate your sweaters and shirts, and complement your party attire.
The ample interior size of the bail will accommodate beads up to 5/8″ diameter.