Filigree Large Five Stone Broken Arrow Turquoise Pendant by Navajo Jewelry artist Vernon Begay. This Native American Indian artisan made sterling silver pendant features four top grade emerald colored Broken Arrow stones hung from a large gemstone encrusted bail. This gemstone and silver pendant is a real showpiece! It would look great on a multi strand Amethyst or Sugilite bead necklace. Handmade in the United States, this amazing Broken Arrow amulet features the American Indian Jewelry hallmark "VB".
The top gemstone measures : 13.59mm long X 9.27mm wide. The center stone measures : 21.86mm long X 16.65mm wide. The bottom center stone measures : 21.42mm long X 15.30mm wide. Each side stone is approx : 16.80mm long X 11mm wide. The pendant weighs 36 grams. Total length is 3 1/2" long ( including the bale ) X 1 5/8" wide.
Broken Arrow is known as Variscite but is commonly called Green Nevada Turquoise by jewelers and collectors alike. The miner does not sell Broken Arrow as Turquoise. There is a debate among gemologists and Turquoise cutters whether this stone is Turquoise or Variscite. Either way, this is a beautiful, natural, American gemstone.