SWS 198 Large graduated necklace set with Royston turquoise

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SWS 198 Large graduated necklace set with Royston turquoise

$6,999.00

This one of the finest pieces of jewelry we have the opportunity to offer for sale. The necklace embodies some of the most difficult techniques of crafted jewelry. Saucer shaped Navajo pearls cascade from approximately 8mm to 15mm. You can feel the weight of the silver when wearing the necklace. It measures 18″ with a 2″ extension. 7- elements dangle from the saucer shaped Navajo pearls. The high grade Royston stones also graduate in size around the necklace with a center piece with 3-stones. Different shades of the turquoise are seen in every stone and really show the diversity of the turquoise.

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royston turquoise necklace set

NAVAJO HANDCRAFTED NECKLACE SET WITH GRADUATED BEADS BY MURPHY PLATERO


Royston

A district in Nevada consisting of three turquoise mines: Bunker Hill, Oscar Wehrend, and the main producer, The Royal Blue. Royston is known for its beautiful colors ranging from deep green to rich, light blues which are set off by a heavy brown matrix. The Royston mine is producing a little high-grade turquoise today, operated by the Ottison family. They process most of their material into finished cabs and allow very little rough to come onto the market. This controlled output has raised the price of this material considerably in recent years.


Sterling silver

Is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925.

SILVER, for example 99.9% pure silver, is relatively soft, so silver is usually alloyed with copper to increase its hardness and strength. Sterling silver is prone to tarnishing, and elements other than copper can be used in alloys to reduce tarnishing, as well as casting porosity and fire scale.

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Oxidized silver (black coloring in the silver) is a process that many jewelers use to give sterling silver a black patina. It gives the jewelry an antique or tarnished look. The process consists of taking clean sterling silver and using a chemical (liver of sulphur) to treat it to speed up the tarnishing effect.

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