This very large pendant has a large, natural Dry Creek Turquoise stone in a sterling silver setting. It is signed and marked sterling by the Navajo artist, Rick Tolino.
The Dry Creek mine is a small mine located in Lander County outside of Austin, NV. Sometimes referred to as Sacred Buffalo turquoise, the Dry Creek turquoise mine was discovered in the early 1990s by the Shoshone Indian tribe. When it was discovered, cutters were unsure that it was actually turquoise due to its unique color, but later lab testing by the current owners in 1999 confirmed it was indeed turquoise.
Materials: Sterling Silver and Dry Creek Turquoise
Pendant is 3 1/2" tall, 1 3/4" wide. Bail will accommodate necklaces up to 11mm wide.