This sterling silver pendant features a prominent rope design, accented with beaded edges and rope borders around the mounted stones. The pendant is set with three Sleeping Beauty™ turquoise cabochons—two round 4mm stones and one pear-shaped 7 x 5mm stone. Reminiscent of a Navajo squash blossom necklace, the inverted crescent design is sometimes called "Naja." The Sleeping Beauty turquoise mine, located in Arizona, closed in 2012, making this turquoise valuable and increasingly rare. The pear-shaped turquoise stone conceals a hinged enhancer bail. Enhancers are ideal for attaching pendants, charms, drops or dangles to necklaces or bead strand designs—an enhancer is easy to use and instantly interchangeable. Hinged enhancers open to make it simple to position the pendant, then close the enhancer over the strand or cord.
Stone enhancement: Stabilized (S)
• IMPORTANT: Sterling silver is an alloy containing metals that react with chemicals found in air and produce tarnish; high moisture levels, exposure to sunlight and contaminants such as salt water increase this reaction. Take steps to protect your sterling findings by keeping them in airtight packages, use tarnish-resistant products (such as tarnish tabs or strips) that absorb harmful chemicals, and store sterling findings in a cool, dry place. Most tarnish is easily removed by polishing with a mild abrasive or soaking in an anti-tarnish solution.