BC 1332 Large oval pendant by Curtis Pete

BC 1332 Large oval pendant by Curtis Pete


Sonoran  Gold Canyon Turquoise is an interesting turquoise from Sonora, Mexico, near Nogales, Arizona, and its neighbor: Nogales, Mexico, which is the northernmost point in all of Mexico. The series of mines bearing this name are on several sites contingent to the American border. Very little hard natural material has been mined here. Most has needed stabilizing to be useful. The high-grade natural material is a medium blue, with darker blue matrix, forming a “birds’ eye” pattern. This is usually accompanied by iron pyrite, giving it a similar look to a high-grade Morenci. The high-grade turquoise from this mine is rare and is considered both esoteric and valuable.


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Navajo artist Curtis Pete crafted this large pendant. Measuring approximately 2″ in total length by 1″ in width. The artist has used triangle wire to wrap the stone and create a channel bezel. His use of saw cuts in the triangle wire makes this pendant stand out form the rest. The Sonoran gold turquoise is beautiful.

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