Beautiful Sterling Silver White Buffalo Pendant with White Buffalo Beads
This unique Sterling Silver necklace features a White Buffalo stone split half white half black pendant on a 20" long small White Buffalo beaded chain.
There are various kinds of "white turquoise" out on the market, because usually turquoise mines product different colors of turquoise from deep blue to light blue, to white chalky turquoise. Usually the white turquoise from a turquoise mine is considered chalk turquoise, and miners would not consider them valuable stones. In recent years, the owner of the Royston mine has discovered a new mine near Tonopah, NV and he named it the "white buffalo". This stone has a really high hardness, and he brought it to the Southwestern jewelers. Soon after, the white buffalo became one of the most popular stones in Southwest Silver Jewelry. The reason why the white buffalo is sometimes referred to as white turquoise, is because it cuts and polishes just like turquoise and it is found near turquoise veins, however it is not turquoise. This is just like many people call variscite turquoise, but variscite is in fact not turquoise. White buffalo is popular due to its distinctive clean appearance of color pale white and pitch black matrix. Two mines that look very similar to the white buffalo are the Dry Creek and Sacred Buffalo mine.
Paul Livingston was born in 1954 and has spent his entire life in the Navajo Church Rock Reservation where he grew up watching with fascination as his silversmith Uncle crafted raw metal and stone into beautiful jewelry. Through trial and error and a great deal of help from his Uncle, Paul became a fairly accomplished young jewelry maker. By the time he was 22 years old he was ready to launch himself full time into becoming a silversmith. Today nearly 40 years later Paul is a nationally known and collected jewelry artist. He is particularly known for a style of jewelry most silversmiths shy away from - cluster and row work, where multiple tine stones are used together to form delicate, colorful designs in jewelry. Paul is happy to work with the little stones, even the tiny snake eye" ones and is renowned for how exquisitely aligned the stone clusters are on his jewelry.
Even at his age Paul continues to experiment with jewelry techniques and design styles. He especially enjoys working with unusual textures created on metals and will often incorporate a new surface finish or other design application to see if these changes might enhance the jewelry's appearance and appeal. Though his forte has always been more traditional even vintage looking Navajo-style jewelry, his contemporary designs are also in high demand. The intricate saw work design of these pieces is especially difficult to achieve, but so very visually appealing in Paul's finished jewelry.
We choose every piece of jewelry based on the value of the stone. Unlike most of the Turquoise on the market, the stone has to be high quality (not stabilized, not color treated and not reconstituted).
We also love jewelry with unique character and great craftsmanship. What this means is that you are getting jewelry that is a showstopper and not to mention a great investment.
beads measure 20" in length, pendant measures 2-1/4" in length
1-1/3" x 1"
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We take all photos under natural light (without photoshop) to make sure the jewelries look as realistic as possible.
We will ship it out to you nicely packaged within 1 business day via USPS. All packages are insured.
We want you to enjoy your Toqos jewelry. In case you are not satisfied with your item, you can return it within 14 days. All we ask for is that you send it back in perfect condition within that time frame.
Kindly note that we unfortunately cannot process international returns & exchanges at this time: all international sales are final.
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