Blue-green, beautiful Royston turquoise containing large portions of brown matrix running throughout and sterling silver combine in this beautiful, traditional maiden pendant by Navajo silversmith Bennie Ration. The majority of the piece comprises sterling silver, while a larger. tear drop shaped turquoise piece is set in a simple sterling silver bezel to form the center of the body. The turquoise stone is surrounded at the base by a sterling silver rope pattern, followed by a sterling band stamped with fine lines, cut out along the edges, and featuring two rows of appliqued sterling silver dots on each side. A sterling silver maiden’s head, complete with four detailed sterling silver feathers attached to and protruding from the forehead, as well as stamped with diagonal fine lines, protrudes from the top of the body of the piece. The head is bordered by a large sterling silver tableta on all sides, stamped with step designs. Hook bail is located at the top of the back of the piece. 2 5/8″ long including bail x 1 1/4″ wide.