Happy Piasso and Rudy Willie are a Navajo couple and silversmithing team. They use fine natural, untreated stones in their work and the pieces are sometimes marked with Happy's hallmark and sometimes with Rudy's. Happy and Rudy are best known for their link bracelets.
This pendant is set with a beautifully striated oval of orange spiny oyster. The bezel is wrapped with twist wire and the border is formed by starred buttons. The bale has a scalloped edge and starred buttons set in a vertical row.
We recommend Erma Arviso's 8 mm. diameter Sterling beads to accompany this pendant, though the bale will accommodate beads up to 10 mm. diameter (see below).
Hallmarked H Piasso and stamped Sterling on back.
Spiny oyster: 1 1/2" x 5/8"
Dimensions of pendant (excluding bale & jump ring): 1 7/8" x 1"
Total hang: 2 5/8"