SALE IS FOR ONE CARICO LAKE TURQUOISE BEETLE (OTHER IS IN LISTINGS). Marita is Navajo & was born & raised in Steamboat, AZ.
Compared to many other artists, Marita didn't get started til the late 1990's, in which she gives all the credit to her husband"Daniel Benally"for teaching her everything that she knows about silver & design. She loves creating highly detailed & articulated designs.. Presently, she lives in Gallup, NM. The beauty of Marita's work is that everything she makes has an impressive touch & is so well made! Using the most phenomenal colored chunk of gem quality natural, non treated Carico Lake turquoise for the body, Marita went on to create every part of this cute bug around it!!
You can wear this as a pin or use the shepherds hook to hang on a strand of oxidized Navajo Pearls. If you do choose to wear this as a pin, personally I would not choose a delicate fabric because of the weight & size. It's obvious this took thought & time & validates Marita's status as being a reputable & highly qualified artist. It is made with a vintage revival sterling finish & will compliment today's oxidized Navajo jewelry. MEASUREMENT: 2" x 2" (From Widest to Longest Point).
STONE: Deep Green NaturalNon Treated Carico LakeTurquoiseKhaki Green Royston Eyes. STONE MEASUREMENTS: 25 mm x 20 mm. In photos 11/12, is another beetle made by Marita that is listed, but made with minty green Royston turquoise! An example as to what dictates prices in jewelry.
Turquoise is priced on few thingsWhether the turquoise is natural or treated, with natural being much more valuable per carat than treated. Then you look at price per carat for what that quality turquoise goes for, then how many carats are used.. What also dictates the price, is the cost of the metal, the work & time that went into making the piece & lastly, the designer whose name is on them. PLEASE READ TERMS BEFORE PURCHASING. I photographed with 2 backgrounds, so please zoom in on all the provided photos.
To give you close ups, pictures tend to look much more larger & more magnified than in actuality. Also, things you'll see in photos that look noticeable, are generally not in person. The item "NavajoMarita BenallyHand FabricatedGem Grade Carico Lake 925 Pin/Pendant" is in sale since Wednesday, March 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "platadesantafejewelry" and is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.This item can be shipped to United States.