This exclusive pendant is truly remarkable in its design, texture, style, craftsmanship and color! Well-known Navajo Native American lapidary artist, Lester James, has used vibrant orange spiny oyster as the featured stone set in an abundantly detailed sterling silver setting. The spiny oyster stone is handcrafted in a cobblestone technique that tightly sets each stone against the adjacent stones in a perpendicular or angular pattern. To achieve this unique setting, each stone must be accurately measured, cut and individually rounded or beveled along its edges before being placed in the mosaic setting. The Cobblestone inlay technique is tedious, difficult and time-consuming stone work but Lester has mastered this technique perfectly with this meticulous, stunning pendant. The sterling silver setting has been expertly hand-tooled with hand-twisted sterling silver rope, hand carvings and cut outs.
You can achieve a variety of stunning looks with different necklines when you pair this pendant with your favorite sterling silver chain, omega chain or other beaded necklace that you may have in your jewelry collection. This pendant is very eye-catching and will definitely get you noticed.
Spiny Oyster is one of the most popular shells that the Native Americans use in jewelry making. Found in the Sea of Cortez, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, Spiny Oyster is prized for their great colors of orange, red, pinks, brown, yellow, white and purple. For centuries the Native American artists have been using these shells for jewelry making and for adornment. The color variations of spiny oyster is a natural characteristic.