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Piki Wadsworth Natural Candelaria Turquoise Necklace


Item Number: DR 1326
Tribal Affiliation: Hopi
Artist: Piki Wadsworth
Medium: Natural Candelaria turquoise and sterling silver
Age: 2017
Dimensions: 30” with slight adjustment available on the chain (2”)



Hand rolled Natural turquoise beads from the Candelaria Mine in Nevada with a sterling silver clasp

These exquisite stones are natural Candelaria Turquoise. Each piece is hand cut from rough turquoise. Piki drills, shapes, and polishes each stone with precision and an eye for detail.  The slices of turquoise are so very precisely cut, they slide through your fingers like silk. The beads are enhanced with three corn tabs in the center, which are separated by hand made sterling silver beads. The range of hues of these gorgeous stones is extraordinary providing the most beautiful shades of turquoise.

Candelaria turquoise deposits produced a good quality stone varying shades of a light sea blue to a rich dark blue with varying colors of webbing that rivaled the best material any of the other Nevada turquoise mines could offer. Today Candelaria turquoise is very rare and seldom seen and considered a highly desirable.

Condition: Excellent – original condition – new
Provenance: Purchased from the artist


Additional information

Weight 8 oz