This is a 4 7/8 long BENNIE RATION NAVAJO Native American Indian Sterling Silver sunface kachina large blue sodalite convertible pin or pendant blue sodalite spiny oyster green malachite purple sugilite gemstones bead necklace in excellent condition with no chips or cracks, no dings or dents, there is patina. Bennie Ration of the Canoncito Navajo reservation in New Mexico.
His father who had been a silversmith since childhood taught Bennie silversmithing at the age of eleven. Including the bale the pendant is huge at 4 7/8 inches by 1 3/4 inches at the widest, the bale is large at approximately 5/8 inch by 1/2 inch, the gemstone bead necklace is 18 3/4 inches, the set weighs a substantial 57.3 grams or 2.02 ounces, it is signed B. And the Bennie Ration bird claw hallmark. It is a vintage artisan signed southwestern Navajo sterling gemstone figural beauty in great condition! Please refer to the measurements for actual size as display items, magnified pictures for detail and monitors vary.
The item "NAVAJO BENNIE RATION STERLING SILVER SUNFACE LAPIS PENDANT / PIN BEAD NECKLACE" is in sale since Sunday, January 24, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "rockygems" and is located in Littleton, Colorado.This item can be shipped worldwide.