This fine sterling silver and gemstone pendant / pin was hand made by Zuni artist P & P Natachu. The solid sterling base is inlaid with genuine turquoise coral mother of pearl and jet or obsidian. The detail in the thunderbird is amazing.
Look closely at the feathers in particular. There is even a snake in his mouth.
The workmanship is of the highest quality. This pendant was tricky to photograph because the shiny domed silver reflects everything like a mirror. In truth, the silver is professionally polished with no tarnish, discolorations, or scratches. There are no cracked, chipped, or missing stones. The pendant is 1 1/2 in diameter and weighs about 14 grams.
It is signed by the artist. There are dozens of mines and in most cases, the original source is unknown. Photos are enlarged to show detail.
Please see the measurements for true size. I will do my best to resolve any concerns you may have. Please see my other listings. The item "THUNDERBIRD Zuni P Natachu Sterling Silver Turquoise Coral Inlay Pendant Pin" is in sale since Monday, November 12, 2018.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "turquoise_cache" and is located in Littleton, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States.