Born in 1956, Navajo silversmith Cecil Atencio has been smithing silver since his early twenties. He was born near Chaco Canyon at Kimbeto, New Mexico, which is little more than a curve in the gravel road situated in a place with blinding dust storms. He currently resides in Tohajiilee, New Mexico with his wife, children and grandchildren.
This simple pendant is set with a long oval stone of natural, untreated Royston turquoise from Nevada. The stone is set in a smooth bezel wrapped with twist wire. This pendant is accompanied by an 18-inch Sterling chain.
Hallmarked C. ATENCIO and stamped STERLING on the back of the pendant.
Stone: 1" x 3/8"
Dimensions of pendant (excluding bale & jump ring): 1 3/16 x 5/8"
Total hang (including bale): 1 3/4"
Strung on 18" Sterling chain