Begaye Navajo Jewelry, New Mexico
This is a very attractive piece, it has a retro feel to it with the leaves and oval of pink mother of pearl (mussel shell). I don't know who the specific artist is/was; the name Begay/Begaye in Dine is like Smith or Gonzalez. The photo on this is a bit deceiving, the shell, while not a deep pink, has more color than I was able to successfully capture.
The chain if probably nickel silver, it is bright but not hallmarked, and it is magnetic.
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Meta (Pendant): Sterling Silver
Materials: Pink Mussel Shell - (shifts color a bit under different lighting conditions)
Total Height (including bale): 2-5/16"H
Bale Height: Not Applicable
Pendant (only) Height: 2-5/16"H
Pendant Width: 15/16"W
Weight (including chain): .2oz/7gr/.0154lb
Pendant Markings: Dine Begaye .925
Chain Marking: None This is NOT a sterling chain - it is magnetic
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