Spiny Oyster Shell Pendant FJP1190

Length: 2 1/4"
Width: 1"
Metal: Sterling Silver
Stones: Spiny Oyster Shell
Traditional Sterling Silver elements like twisted wire & deep notching set off this spiny oyster shell with an elegant finish by Diné silversmith Rydel Billie.

Availability: In stock

Price: $175.00

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<p>Navajo silversmiths are renowned for their intricate, detailed stamp work, a style developed over many generations. Stamping is done by hand, and the stamps themselves may be unique to the artist, or handed in a family of silversmiths.</p>
<p>Twisted wire metal working for jewelry making is a very old Navajo technique and can be found in vintage and Old Pawn jewelry made by Southwestern tribes.&nbsp;</p>
<p>Spiney Oyster shell is often inlaid or used as cabochons and the color combination of Spiney Oyster and turquoise is as old as the human love for adornment. &nbsp;Coming all the way from the Sea of Cortez in Mexico, Spiney Oyster shell is most commonly seen in orange, red and purple. The more strident the color, the more expensive the shell is. &nbsp;Red and purple shells are found a much greater depth than the brilliant oranges, and are rare and more expensive.&nbsp;</p>

Spiney Oyster beads of good color are much coveted and can be worn with all of your turquoise and silver pieces. 

Authentic Handmade Native American Jewelry

Rydel Billie is a Diné silversmith creating unique jewelry designs for the Southwest.

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