Gorgeous, meticulously made sterling silver turquoise necklace pendant by Navajo silversmith William Vandever. Amazing pale greenish blue turquoise cabochon with a light colored matrix set in a hand filed toothed bezel, surrounded by coiled wire in a thick sterling file work frame and finished with an asymmetric row of five raindrop appliques on the left side.
Condition: Very good condition with no issues to note. Personal preferences vary greatly for the amount of patina on vintage jewelry, therefore I tend to sell jewelry "as found" and leave polishing up to the new owner.
Size: Just under 2 1/2" long including the bail, just under 1 1/4" wide, and a 5/16" wide bail opening. Weighs 29.6g.
Hallmark: WCV inside a feather, mark of William Vandever