This very large teardrop pendant is made of turquoise gemstone howlite and topped with sterling silver with cut-outs of hearts and leaves.
The heart is 2" high, 1 5/8" wide, and nearly 1/2" thick. The teardrop is carved and polished very smooth. It has light brown veining. Howlite is believed to have calming properties and is an aid to insomnia. It is used as a turquoise simulant. And in this instance, a piece of turquoise the size of this heart would be difficult to obtain and very pricey, indeed!
The sterling frame covers both sides. A large bail will accommodate a chain, cord, or strand of beads up to 8mm in diameter. The inside of the bail is marked "JRI, MEXICO, 925".
The 36" long rope chain necklace has a spring-ring clasp and is marked "K.C. Co. Sterling" on the tag. It can be slipped through the bail twice for a chunkier, shorter necklace. You can also remove the chain to wear alone or with other pendants.
Condition of both pendant and chain is excellent.
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