Vintage Morenci Turquoise Pendant


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Morenci Turquoise Pendant

Morenci Turquoise Pendant set in Sterling Silver and 14 Karat Yellow Gold from the Private Personal Collection of the World Renown Santa Clara Potter, Joseph Lonewolf.  The pendant features a remarkable piece of old Morenci turquoise. The pendant measures 5″ inches long by 3 1/2″ inches wide. The pendant has a shepherds hook for easy wear.

Morenci Turquoise is mined in southeastern Arizona. The Morenci Turquoise mine produced some of the finest Turquoise that has ever come out of the ground! It is high to light blue in color. Some rare highgrade is a super dark blue naturally. Morenci has an unusual matrix of irregular black pyrite that, when polished, often looks like silver. Morenci turquoise is well known because it was one of the first American turquoises to come on the market. It is also very well known for its high grade. The Morenci Turquoise mine also produces turquoise with a wonderful “Birdseye” or “Water Web” matrix pattern. Some of the Turquoise has rare quarts matrix. It is very difficult to obtain now because the mine is depleted. Morenci is a very collectible turquoise. Wearing a piece of turquoise jewelry featuring this incredible Morenci turquoise sets you apart from the rest.

Vintage Native American Jewelry

Vintage Native American jewelry typically features traditional styles, a dark silver patina and often, rare types of turquoise from mines which are now depleted. Our vintage jewelry usually ranges from the 1930s to 1970s and the artists are often unknown because prior to the 1960s, artists rarely signed their jewelry. Most of our vintage jewelry is acquired from private collections and we feel honored to pass on these treasured pieces to new owners. We recommend leaving the patina on old jewelry, as polishing can diminish the value. When you collect vintage jewelry, you own a small piece of history.