This is another Beautiful free form design by Calvin. Calvin's inlay work contains many different gem materials, this piece has Spiny Oyster Shell, Jet and Created Opal. 16 MM at the widest point and is approximately 17 measured along the inner edge of the inlay pieces. Total weight of necklace is approx.
33 MM from ball stud to tip. Total weight of earrings is approx. Stamped With Hallmark: "Calvin Begay" and "Sterling". I have seen many online Calvin Begay listings claiming the black is jade or onyx, every piece we have bought from Calvin over the years the black material is Jet from near Acoma, New Mexico.This jet takes an excellent polish and does resemble the harder materials, but under a microscope the jet shows grain and cell structure from its origins as wood turned by mother nature into jet, which is a harder close relative of Coal; it can be easily scratched or etched with a steel tool. Jet is used my many Native American artists. For size reference we usually include US. Coins and currency A Silver Dollar is approx. 37.5 MM in diameter (Just under 1 ½) A penny is just under 19 MM approx.
¾ A Quarter is approx. 24 MM or 15/16 A half dollar is just over 30 MM or just under 1 ¼ A Nickel is approx. The item "New Sterling Jet Spiny Created Opal Ladies Necklace Earrings Navajo Calvin Begay" is in sale since Tuesday, October 3, 2017.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Earrings". The seller is "sdavid_sterling" and is located in Tucson, Arizona.
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