Vernon Begaye Rare Gem Grade Candelaria Spiderweb Turquoise and Mediterranean Coral Reversible Squash Blossom Necklace
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The creativity of Vernon’s design for the modern squash blossom is difficult to describe. His stunning combination of gem grade natural stone and unique silver work sets him aside from all others. Starting with the clasp, he has set a gorgeous cabochon of Nevada Blue spiderweb turquoise. The gem is sky blue with fine chocolate spiderweb matrix. The other side of the clasp exhibits a deep oxblood coral. To the side is a small lemon lime Carico Lake turquoise gem. The clasp is attached to large loops of sterling silver chain. On each side are crosses as blossoms. On one side of the reversible necklace one of the blossoms is set with an oxblood coral. On the other side, a clear Royal Blue turquoise. The Naja is double sided as well. It is tufa cast into thick sterling silver. A hole is drilled in the center of the Naja. From the hole a gorgeous large gem grade Candelaria spiderweb turquoise dangles in a hand chiseled bezel. The gem, representing the best of the mine is deep Candelaria blue with reddish brown spiderweb matrix. On the top of the Naja are two gem grade red web Candelarias inlays, two clear turquoise gems and deep red coral. Where the chain is connected, coral and turquoise are raised above the sterling. On the other side of the Naja, four gem grade corals are set in a circle. Two marvelous large specimens of branch cut oxblood coral are then used in the upper portion of the Naja and for the dangle. Where the chain attaches, an old blue green turquoise earring stone with a hole in it is set. On the other side, below the chain are a turquoise and coral inlay segment. The final result is a masterpiece of jewelry design and collectibility. Vernon has created a necklace like no other, part squash blossom, partially traditional, yet superbly modern.
Necklace Length: 26 in. (Plus a 3 1/8 in. Drop) Pendant Size: 3 5/8 in. x 2 7/16 in. (at widest points) Candelaria Dangle Stone Size: 7/8 in. x 3/4 in. (at widest points) Coral Dangle Size: 13/16 in. x 7/16 in.
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