This pendant necklace has southwestern style with a floral flair. Hammered open petals bloom a bright blue turquoise cabochon in a setting of swirls. Suspends from a fancy chain with a lobster clasp. Hammered and polished sterling silver pendant necklace.
DROP: A dangling or stationary detail which "drops" from a bale, strand or earring backing.
1 3/4 inches
Necklace Drop Width:
1 5/8 inches
STERLING SILVER: Also known as "Standard Silver," sterling silver is silver alloyed with other metals to increase the hardness and durability. Generally, sterling is 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals. Some sterling silver jewelry is plated with 14kt-18kt gold and referred to as "vermeil," or "gold over sterling."
HAMMERED: A dimpled finish that looks as if it were applied through various strikes of a hammer. The result is a random, banged-out look with an artisanal appeal. A hammered piece can appear either matte or polished.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
LOBSTER CLASP: named after the pinching style of the hook, this clasp is often shaped like a lobster's claw. Use your finger to work the lever to open the clasp.
TURQUOISE: Typically polished and featuring a cabochon cut, turquoise is prized for its depth of color and the visual interest found in veins of matrix stone. Prized as a gemstone for 1000's of years, legend holds that turquoise has protective qualities.
(Color: Blue, Quantity: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Cabochon,
CABOCHON: A style of cutting gemstones to achieve a smooth, domed surface with an absence of facets.
Size: 12 mm)