Filigree Designer cut Trapezoid Broken Arrow Turquoise Pendant by Navajo Artist Verde Jake. Gorgeous Deep green Turquoise with yellow brown matrix and limey green pools. Nice fancy filigree design. Handmade in New Mexico, USA.
The stone measures : 1 1/8" long X 3/4" wide. The pendant weighs 18 grams. Total length is 2 1/2" ( including the bale ) X 1 1/4" 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.