Like many pieces in my shop, this huge vintage turquoise pendant stands out for the absolutely gorgeous green turquoise that is highly polished and displays a smattering of brown freckles and one small spot of more brown-cream chert or matrix. This pendant is the work of Santo Domingo artist Jimmy F. Calabaza, who uses his Kewa name Ca'Win as his hallmark. He is a lapidary as well as a silversmith, and one of the few artists working today who still cuts, shapes and polishes all of his gemstones by hand. According to his website: Ca'Win is "well known for the use of heavy gauge silver in his silversmithing. 'Ca’Win' infuses traditional elements of Santo Domingo Puebloan designs in the creation of contemporary master pieces, which are truly a work of art." This particular pendant features Ca'Win's signature stamped silver frame and over-sized articulating bale, which in and of itself is a work of art. The bale can fit a larger sized beaded necklace and has a decorative "headdress" element at the top. The pendant would be gorgeous worn not only with traditonal Navajo Pearls but a turquoise bead necklace or a multi-strand necklace. Worn high or low, this pendant will be a conversation starter.
The pendant is about 2-1/4" wide at the widest point by about 3-1/2" tall and closer to 5-1/4" including that large bale. Weighs a whopping 95g. The silver has a warm patina, and while it is unmarked other than the artist's hallmark, it did test positive for sterling using the JSP acid test from Rio Grande Jewelry.
A statement pendant that will get attention for the gorgeous artistry and turquoise stone.
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