Morenci Turquoise & Navajo Pearl Pendant Necklace by Tommy Jackson
This piece by Tommy Jackson features a large Morenci turquoise centerpiece 1.5 inches long, surrounded by a stamped and polished crescent pendant hung from a string of graduated Navajo Pearls he meticulously crafts himself. The rear clasp is completely hand made and features another beautiful, polished example of turquoise backed by silver and stamped with the artist’s trademark.
An internationally known Navajo jewelry designer from Chinle, Arizona, Tommy is known for merging traditional Navajo designs with modern-day aesthetics in his dynamic jewelry. He learned the art of silversmithing from his parents, Martha and Gene Jackson.
Morenci turquoise comes from Southeastern Arizona, close to the New Mexico border. Perhaps its most unique feature is the pyrite matrix which runs through the stone. Pyrite, most commonly referred to as Fool’s Gold, is a metallic mineral which winds its way through Morenci cabochons. When the stone is polished, the pyrite looks silver, which run like clear streams in a field of blue.
Total Length (includeing clasp): 24.75″
Total Pendant Height: 3.75″
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