This really is a vintage piece, from the 1970’s, despite the gleaming bright polish.
Originally part of a man’s watch bracelet ( which people really hardly ever ask for, now), we had our resident jeweler, Alvin Vandever, deconstruct the beautifully worked piece, and turn it into a usable, glorious pendant. He polished it – brilliantly.
The stone-and-leaf/feather style was especially popular during the late 1960’s-1970’s, and many different artists used it in their own way.
This particular version is especially detailed and finely wrought.
Tiny flowers and chiseled lines, along with minuscule domes and scalloped borders, embellish the usual leaf and turquoise design.
Graduated fans represent feathers, symbolizing prayers.
The naturalistic leaf, and the pretty little wild rose, imply that the prayers are probably meant for abundant plant life, including crops.
The lovely turquoise is a handsome teal, with a pleasing, swirly matrix.
Instead of languishing in past glory, this is now a beautiful pendant, to wear with delight. Enjoy it!