Here we have a sterling silver cross pendant, remarkable for a couple of reasons. First, it is in the form of the "bud cross," which depicts new or budding faith. Second, it is made with a small cabochon of Dragon's Breath opal, which is a descriptive name for a manmade opal made of glass mixed with metals to product a brilliant color-shifting effect. The flashes of color within the stone are what is considered to be the "breath" of the dragon. This "stone" was especially common in the Fred Harvey era, in both Mexican and Native American jewelry. This piece is circa 1960s to 70s, heavy and well made, with repousse and stamped silverwork, and a hallmark that possibly belonged to Navajo Roger Jones. The piece was made to function either as a brooch or a pendant, and the bale is large enough to hold a thick chain, which would be appropriate given the weight and size of the pendant. It is not huge, but it is large, and it has great presence.
The pendant measures 2 wide by 2-1/2" long not including he bale and is 2-7/8" all inclusive. Weighs 14g. In good condition, with the locking mechanism on the pin in good working condition. Some tranish in the silver but otherwise in good vintage condition.
A larger pendant with big presence.
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