Offered for sale: Multiple shades of purple and white swirled together makes this Russian Charoite pendant with Sterling Silver setting a favorite of mine.
There is also a faint touch of pink in this stone as well as several natural quartz inclusions which can be seen on the top and bottom of the stone. The shades of purple go from a light purple to a deep, deep dark purple. The pendant is a 5 sided design measuring almost 2 inches by 1 1/2 inches. The Charoite stone itself which is bezel set has only 3 sides so when the stone was placed in the middle of the setting it had a frame of silver around it with gently curving edges. The bale adds an extra 1/2 inch to the top to bottom measurement.
This pendant is marked 'Sterling' on the back along with the maker's mark 'FRANCIS' in block letters for Navajo silversmith Melvin Francis.
Item ID: 13731
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Fine, Native American: Costume: Silver Jewelry: lay-away available.
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