Navajo~ "Marita Benally"~ Outstanding & Impressive~ Hand Fabricated~ Natural Carico Lake Turquoise Beetle 925 Pin/ Pendant~ A Piece of ART!!!

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Navajo~ "Marita Benally"~ Outstanding & Impressive~ Hand Fabricated~ Natural Carico Lake Turquoise Beetle 925 Pin/ Pendant~ A Piece of ART!!!

495.00

SALE IS FOR ONE GREEN CARICO LAKE TURQUOISE BEETLE (OTHER IS IN LISTINGS)
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ABOUT MARITA BENALLY:
Marita is Navajo & was born & raised in Steamboat,AZ.Compared to many other artists,Marita didn't get started til the late 1990's,in which she gives all the credit to her husband"Daniel Benally"for teaching her everything that she knows about silver & design.She loves creating highly detailed & articulated designs..Presently,she lives in Gallup,NM.

DESCRIPTION:
The beauty of Marita's work is that everything she makes has an impressive touch & is so well made!! 

Using the most phenomenal colored chunk of gem quality natural,non treated Carico Lake turquoise for the body,Marita went on to create every part of this cute bug around it!! The beetle is remarkably hand fabricated,from the twisted wired legs,it's cute antennas,the body work & turquoise eyes.It is a piece of art & no doubt,it's a piece that can't help but get noticed!

Made with versatility.you can wear this as a pin or use the shepherds hook to hang on a strand of oxidized Navajo Pearls.If you do choose to wear this as a pin,personally I would not choose a delicate fabric because of the weight & size..

It's obvious this took thought & time & validates Marita's status as being a reputable & highly qualified artist.

It is made with a vintage revival sterling finish & will compliment today's oxidized Navajo jewelry.

Please see last photos for the Royston Turquoise beetle pin/pendant by Marita!!!

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ARTIST: Marita Benally

TRIBE: Navajo

RESIDES IN: Gallup,NM

METAL: Sterling Silver

METAL FINISH: Vintage Revival/Oxidized

MEASUREMENT: 2" x 2" (From Widest to Longest Point)

STONE: Deep Green Natural~Non Treated Carico LakeTurquoise~Khaki Green Royston Eyes

STONE CUT: Trillion

STONE MEASUREMENTS: 25 mm x 20 mm

WEIGHT: 26 Grams

STYLE: Pin OR Pendant

Completely Hand Fabricated

HALLMARK: MB/Sterling

Comes Boxed.

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**~An example as to what dictates prices in jewelry.**

Turquoise is priced on few things…Whether the turquoise is natural or treated,with natural being much more valuable per carat than treated.Then you look at price per carat for what that quality turquoise goes for,then how many carats are used..What also dictates the price,is the cost of the metal,the work & time that went into making the piece & lastly,the designer whose name is on them.