Bennard & Frances Dallasvuyaoma
Hopi/PimaQuad Square Inlay Pendant
Sugilite & Synthetic Lab Opal
18" Silver Box Chain

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

Remember to check the dimensions-the photos are extreme close-ups 
The photos are often MUCH larger than the actual piece


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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