This pendant necklace by Navajo silversmith Geneva Apacheto features a cluster pendant strung on a three-strand necklace of Erma Arviso's antiqued Sterling beads strung in combination with beads of orange and purple spiny oyster. The strands consist of fluted and smooth Sterling beads which form a necklace 19 1/2" in length. A four-inch extension chain is attached to the necklace to allow for additional adjustment to the length of the necklace.
The pendant is set with a large teardrop of orange spiny oyster surrounded by twelve rounds of purple spiny oyster, an oval of orange spiny oyster and a triangle of purple spiny oyster above the large orange teardrop. The pendant can be removed from the necklace so that other pendants may be worn on the necklace or the necklace may be worn for the simple beauty of its rich, multi-colored strands of spiny oyster and Sterling beads.
Hallmarked Geneva G.A. and stamped Sterling on back.
Pendant: orange spiny oyster teardrop 1 3/8" x 11/16"; 12 rounds of purple spiny oyster 1/4" diameter
Dimensions of pendant (excluding bale & jump ring): 2 1/4" x 1 3/8"
Necklace: fluted beads 5 mm. diameter; round smooth beads 4 mm., 5 mm. & 7 mm. diameter; spiny oyster beads 4 mm. & 5 mm. diameter
Length: 19 1/2" + Pendant + 4" chain