BIL 314 Navajo artist Tom Charley pendant

$89.50

Small sterling silver pendant measuring 1-3/4″ in total length with a width of 3/4″. It has a nice sized bail that can accommodate a nice sized chain. Easily worn and light weight. Crafted by well known artist Tom Charley and stamped “TC sterling”

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Tom Charley sterling silver pendant


Thomas Charley is full-blooded Native American Indian.  He was born in in 1952 into the Navajo Reservation.  He was born and raised in Crown point, New Mexico.  He has been creating jewelry since 1977.  He specializes in his own unique contemporary style that he has developed on his own.  His style is both stylish and very dramatic while still having all the character and ethics of his forefathers that introduced him into the business.  Thomas’ jewelry features strong sterling silver links over which he has placed a wide row of domed silver bars that create a type of rope motif.  Quite cleverly done, because by constructing it in this manner the jewelry is much, much lighter weight (and wears comfortably) than if it were of a solid casting style.  Then, on the either side of his bracelets specifically the big ropes are two smaller ropes of twisted wire done by carefully wrapping two pieces of sterling silver around one another, set in a polished frame.  His earrings, watches, rings, bracelets, concho belts, and bolo ties are all easily recognized by his beautiful sterling silver designs.  His masterpieces are very stylish, elegant, and oh so sophisticated.  He has always signed his jewelry with his logo TC Sterling


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. Such elements include germanium, zinc, platinum, silicon, and boron. Recent examples of alloys using these metals include argentium, sterlium, sterilite and silvadium.

 

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