Maker: Hallmarked with "DT" (T is upside down). According to information that came with the piece, it was made by Dorothy Toledo, Navajo. Approx Age: Circa late 1970s or early 1980s. Size: The pendant hangs 1" long X 5/8" wide.
The earrings are 3/8 wide. Additional Info: Very rare Lander Blue turquoise set in 14K gold. This pendant and earrings set came from the Yoder collection. Barbara Yoder was a well-known and respected dealer of Native arts and jewelry. Her and her husband (the former Jerry Egeland) were original investors in the Lander Blue claim in the early 1970s.
They took their payback in the form of turquoise, and as such, amassed one of the largest private collections of Landers. Some of their Lander collection was featured in the book, Turquoise, The Gem of the Centuries, by Oscar T. The Yoder (Egeland) turquoise was featured on P. During the 1970s and 80s, they had several Native metal-smiths set some of the stones in jewelry.
This is one of those pieces. As additional provenance, Bob Brucia of Nevada Gem, and owner of the Landers claim, has also certified these stones as being authentic Lander Blue Turquoise.Condition: Good for it's age, normal wear expected. Please look closely at the pictures as they are an important part of our description. Western Trading Post is family owned and operated. Located in Arizona just north of the Tohono O'odham (Papago), just south of the Akimel O'odham (Pima), just east of the Ak-Chin O'odham (branch of Pima) and only a short driving distance from the Apache (N'dee), Navajo (Dine'), Zuni, Hopi, Yavapai, Mojave, and Hualapai. We specialize in Native American Indian and Cowboy items. THANK YOU for your business. We also have monthly auctions at our store. Check it out at Western Trading Post. Thank you for your business! Lander Blue Turquoise and 14K Gold Pendant and Earring Set" is in sale since Thursday, August 30, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "westerntradingpost" and is located in Casa Grande, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.