Morenci Turquoise Teardrop Pendant
This turquoise teardrop pendant is all about the beautiful blue Morenci Turquoise. The Navajo artist used a beautifully hand-stamped sterling silver frame around a smooth bezel. An oxidized background brings out the color of this stone. Morenci Turquoise is mined in southeastern Arizona. It is high to light blue in color. Morenci has an unusual matrix of irregular black pyrite that, when polished, often looks like silver. Morenci turquoise is well known because it was one of the first American turquoises to come on the market. It is very difficult to obtain now because the Morenci mine is depleted. It is a collectible turquoise. The pendant is finished with a lovely domed bail at the top which can be worn with a thin beaded necklace or a simple chain.
Hallmarked M and Stamped SterlingMeasurements:
2″ (including bail) x ⅞”Stone: