Herman Vandever is a very accomplished silversmith who works in a variety of styles, including overlay work and sandcasting. When using stones, he always uses superior natural turquoise.
This large pendant is set with a superb specimen of natural, untreated Royston turquoise from Nevada. The stone is set in a smooth bezel within a shadowbox formed by a beveled border marked by bands of stylized eagle feathers. This exquisitely fine-grained turquoise is polished to a lustrously smooth finish. Match this with a fine strand of handmade Sterling beads (see below).
Hallmarked Herman V in script and stamped Sterling on back.
Stone: 2" x 1 3/16"
Dimensions of pendant (excluding jump ring & bale: 2 11/16" x 2"
Bale opening: 10 mm.
Total hang (including bale): 3 1/2"