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Darryl Becenti Pendant / Necklace Navajo Pearl Sterling - WOW!

# B357

This is a stunningly large and beautiful American Indian handmade pendant. Navajo artist Darryl Becenti created this lovely repousse masterpiece strung on an antiqued Navajo Pearl necklace. A generous hand stamped bale. A collector's piece for sure! Stamped Sterling. Hallmarked D. Becenti.

Pendant overall hang: 5 1/4"

Pendant height: 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"

necklcae: 20" clasp to clasp

comes with a 3" extender chain

The name repousse is derived from the French pousser, "to push forward." Reposse -The ancient art of embossing or pressing shapes into metal. This technique uses a malleable metal which is then shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a design on the front. There is no loss of metal as it is stretched and the surface remains continuous. Details can then be added from the front by chasing or engraving. This ancient technique, which has been used extensively throughout the history of metalworking.

Price: $675.00