This beautiful necklace has a sterling silver and 10k gold fill pendent made by Navajo artist Alonzo Mariano. Alonzo has made a name for himself by exclusively using the sterling and gold overlay designs. The beautifully designed sterling silver pendent is accented with a genuine 12k gold filled kolopelli, horno (outdoor oven) feather and blossom laid over a textured sterling background and accented with geometric designs. A big barrel bail adds the finishing touch and is large enough to remove the pendent so you can ware the beaded chain alone.
The chain for the lovely pendent was created using sterling silver and gold vermeil beads. Gold vermeil is 24K gold over sterling silver. At the bottom of the chain we featured 11mm stamped vermeil beads separated with small sterling spacers. On the sides of the chain we have large 21x10mm kolopelli and geometric stamped beads accented with 9mm stamped sterling beads with small gold vermeil spacers creating a beautiful array of sterling and gold.
Final picture shows this necklace as part of a stunning set. Listing MR-3448
Metal: Sterling and Gold Vermeil on chain and Sterling and Gold Fill on Pendent.
Pendent Signed: A Mariano for Navajo Artist Alonzo Mariano
Pendent Size: 2 3/4" long with bail, 2" without bail by 1 1/2" across
Length of Chain: 24"
Weight: 70 grams