Vintage southwestern sterling silver and turquoise cross pendant on a beaded chain. The pendant is made by Navajo silversmith couple George and Lupeta Leekity. The large cross has 6 rectangular shaped turquoise cabochons that have the look of classic Kingman mine material. The bench beads are strung on sterling chain with a hook & eye clasp. Bead types consist of Navajo pearls, melon, and seed beads.
Condition: The sterling silver beads do not completely cover the length of the chain which may have been done on purpose for comfort. There is quite a bit of patina on both the beads and the pendant and I have not attempted to clean or polish them at all. The necklace is in very good condition, all of the stones are securely set and there are little to no signs of wear.
Size: The chain is 24" long and the beads cover about 19" of it. The pendant is 3" long including the bail and is 1 13/16" wide. Weighs a total of 36.6g
Marks: The back of the pendant is marked G&L LEEKITY