Hello and thank you for your interest in our inventory. For your consideration today is this MAGNIFICENT Handmade Sterling Silver, Heishi Shell and a HUGE Natural High Grade Carico Lake Turquoise with Claw Necklace by Navajo Silversmith Paulene McCray. This necklace starts out with a HUGE, 95 carat NATURAL Carico Lake cabochon surrounded by a scalloped edge bezel. Followed by twisted wire, 19 Silver Drops, Applied Silver Leaf and Two Claws on either side. This all rides on top of a Sterling sheet metal. Which is where the hallmark is scribed, it reads PM & Manos De Plata. Attached to the back of the pendant are 2 strands of hand rolled Heishi Shell. And at the bottom of each strand are 6 sterling silver round beads.
A WONDERFUL ADDITION TO ANYONE'S COLLECTION…
Ref., American Indian Jewelry III: M-Z 2,100 Artist Biographies
BY GREGORY SCHAFF ASSISTED BY ANGIE YAN SCHAAF
Pauline McCray (stamps PM)
(Navajo, active ?: silver, set stone, channel inlay jewelry)
RESIDENCE: Mentmore, NM.
PUBLICATIONS: Wright 2000:112.
Size: Necklace L. 23" x W. 3.5" & Hangs 12.5"
Stone Size: L. 1.5" x W. 1 1/16"
Stone Weight: 95Cts.,
Necklace Weight: 91.8g
Artist/Hallmark: Paulene McCray / PM & Manos De Plata
Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition
A LOVELY Addition to Anyone’s Collection…
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