Campitos Turquoise Naja Necklace FJN1941

Metal: Sterling Silver
Stones: Campitos Turquoise
An absolutely remarkable display of fine craftsmanship this Campitos Turquoise necklace features beautifully crafted clusters along the neckline with OxyBead© accents and a stunningly crafted naja pendant in the middle. Handmade by Diné silversmith Pansy Johnson.

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Price: $4,200.00

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Sterling Silver OxyBeads© have a gorgeous oxidized finish and a luxurious weight and feel. Sunwest Silver Co has an extensive line of sterling silver OxyBead© jewelry, which includes single and multiple-strand necklaces, bracelets and earrings.  We specialize in customized designs for wholesale clients, and our beaded jewelry is made in-house right here in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Used for many generations this style of arranging stones in common within Native jewelry. Clusters are typically arranged in a sunburst or "flower" pattern with smaller, evenly spaced stones encircling a larger center stone. However, clusters can also be random, showcasing the stones natural shapes.

Meaning "crescent" in Navajo the Naja pendant can be traced across many cultures spanning from Native American to Greek. The Naja symbol can be seen in everything from jewelry to horse bridles and incorporates multiple meanings across many cultures. Typically found adorned Squash Blossom necklaces, Naja pendants can also be worn solo with beads or chains.

Campito is derived from the Spanish word "campo" meaning "field" or "countryside". Mined in Mexico from the Pino Chueco and Cananea mines in Sonora, Campitos is a favorite for jewelry artisans. Campitos is unique in several ways. It grows in clay as free-form nuggets, rather than in veins which is typical of many North American turquoises. Its color closely resembles that of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and ranges from light to medium blue with no matrix. Occasionally you may find pyrite inclusions, which give it a little bit of sparkle.

Authentic Handmade Native American Jewelry

At the young age of 12, Pansy began making traditional Diné jewelry, training at the knee of her talented parents. Pansy is recognized for her traditional cluster work.

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