Santo Domingo / Navajo crafted "Butterfly" motif pendant in sterling silver with purple sugalite accents from the Mary and Everett Teller collection

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Santo Domingo / Navajo crafted "Butterfly" motif pendant in sterling silver with purple sugalite accents from the Mary and Everett Teller collection

395.00

Santo Domingo / Navajo crafted "Butterfly" motif pendant in sterling silver with purple sugalite accents from the Mary and Everett Teller collection

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Santo Domingo / Navajo crafted "Butterfly" motif pendant in sterling silver with purple sugalite accent from the Mary and Everett Teller collection

Made entirely by hand at the Teller family studio in New Mexico comes this lovely and unique butterfly motif pendant with purple sugalite accent. Showcasing the precision and talents of the Teller family of artists, this butterfly pendant is among the top of the line in contemporary jewelry from Native American artists today. The Teller family of artists are well respected and highly regarded as leaders in the art of Native American jewelry making. 

Using solid sterling silver and a technique known as "overlay" this butterfly pendant is actually two distinct layers of sterling silver. One layer is the shape of the butterfly and the second layer has the design cut-out's found on the butterfly. After the designs are finished, the second layer of sterling silver is annealed to the bottom layer thus creating a finished butterfly. This process is time consuming and requires a great deal of precision but when completed in the way the Tellers demonstrate, it will yield a very unique and special piece. 

To complete the work, the butterfly is finished with a single cabochon of gem-grade purple sugalite chosen specifically for this piece. This butterfly we see today is tomorrow's treasured collectible.

Made entirely from solid sterling silver this butterfly measures approximately 3 inches wide and 2.25 from top to bottom.  

The Teller family signed the pendant on the back side for authenticity.

***The necklace / collar pictured with this butterfly pendant is sold separately