Z Glenda Loretto - Jemez Jewelry
Necklace with Pendant
Purple Agate Beads and Druzy Quartz
Set in Sterling Silver with 18K Gold Accent Beads

Artist/Source: Glenda Loretto - Navajo, New Mexico, USA

Description: Beautiful, mix of handcrafted and handmade work.  Faceted dyed purple agate beads, offset with sterling silver beads.  Features a pear shaped druzy quartz pendant (non-removable).  The druzy setting is handmade sterling silver bezel and backing with twist wire design perimeter and three 18k gold beads as an accent at the bottom.

I purchased this from Glenda at Santa Fe Indian Market 2014 along with one of her signature cedar branch necklaces (not posted yet - sorry).  I was pleased that Glenda let me buy early in the show as I really wanted this piece.

Unfortunately this is one of those works where my poor photographic skills do not do justice to the piece.  I shot the druzy and the beads from different angles and under varied lighting angles but I have not captured the overall effect of this necklace. The druzy is constantly shifting colors and  the facets of the agate beads catch a myriad of highlights and reflections. "Purple people" (you know who you are-Betty and Maria) will find themselves drawn to this one. I also love that she added the gold accent which makes the piece compatible with more things.

Remember to check the dimensions-the photos are extreme close-ups

Metal: Sterling Silver & 18k Gold   - The necklace has a filigree design sterling silver covered magnetic clasp (pre-fabricated).  The metal beads interspersed with the agate beads are sterling.

Materials: Purple Agate Facet Beads, Druzy Quartz Pendant

Beaded Necklace Length: 19" 

Bead Diameter: ~5/16"/8mm

Pendant Height (not including bale) x Width: 1-1/4"H x 3/4"W

Weight: 1.7oz/48gr/.10582 lb

Signed: GKL

Hallmarked: 18K Sterling

Repeatable Design:  One-of-a-kind 

Available in other materials: Not that I have seen

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