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 gorgeous two-tone stone of natural, untreated Royston turquoise from Nevada is set in a smooth bezel within a shadowbox formed by stylized eagle feathers which surround the stone. This shows superb color and refined smithing. Match this with a fine strand of handmade Sterling beads (see below).
Hallmarked Herman V in script and stamped Sterling on back.
Stone: 1 3/4" x 7/8"
Dimensions of pendant (excluding jump ring & bale: 2 1/8" x 1 11/16"
Bale opening: 10 mm.
Total hang (including bale): 3 3/8"