A single spiny oyster stone makes up some of the body of this lovely maiden pendant by Navajo silversmith Bennie Ration. The stone, set in a simple sterling silver bezel, contains various colors depending on how the piece catches the light, including purple, red, orange, and yellow, in addition to portions of white. The stone is surrounded at the base by a sterling silver rope pattern, followed by sterling bands stamped and cut out to form the same pattern, as well as appliqued with rows of sterling silver dots. A sterling silver maiden head protrudes from the top of the stone, complete with deeply grooved rectangular eyes and a round, appliqued mouth. The maiden’s forehead is stamped with vertical lines, representing hair, while each side of its head is appliqued with a sterling silver bun, also stamped with fine lines. 1 3/4″ long including bail x 7/8″ wide.