Source: Bennard & Frances Dallasvuyaoma - Hopi/Pima, New Mexico
Handmade quad inlay work with two sections each of deep purple sugilite and lab opal. The sand cast silver setting is unique to this couple. The Dallasvuyaomas have a huge collection of rare natural rough gemstones which explains the amazing variety and quality of their stonework.
The Dallasvuyaomas do beautiful work, Bennard is a nephew of Charles Loloma. They have been in Indian Market for many years. Both are highly educated, Frances is a retired attorney and Bennard an educator. Both are very involved with native traditions and affairs.
I purchased this several years ago when Sugilite was more avaialble and less expensive. This piece is a real deal for the price.
Gift Boxed - supplied with 18" (non-native) box chain
Metal: Sterling Silver
Materials: Sugilite and Synthetic Lab Opal.
Total Height (including bale and swivel): 15/16"H
Bale Height: 13/16"H
Pendant (only) Height: 5/8"H
Pendant Width: 5/8"W
Weight (including chain): .2oz/5gr/.011 lbs
Pendant Markings: DD w copyright symbol .925
Chain Marking: 18" Italian Box Chain .925 Italy
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