This gorgeous piece was Zuni made featuring their signature sun face inlay work it is more magnificent in person
This necklace has a handmade Sterling "paper clip" chain each link measures 3/4 inch long
there are 8 on either side from these hang a fantastic pendant of mother of pearl, coral, turquoise and jet inlay there are two half moon shaped pieces measuring 5/8" in length x 3/8" wide, below that is a war bonnet measuring 1 1/2"wide x 1 1/8" long
below that is the main sunface pendant measuring 1 1/2" in diameter there are 3 silver paddles hanging from the bottom each one is 1 inch long
Total length of pendant is 5 1/8" including hooks x 1 1/2 wide
stamped with what looks like FP.CM 925 S
weighs 25.5 grams
There are a matching pair of sunface earrings
they are 7/8" in diameter post setting
weigh 8.1 grams together
unmarked test positive for sterling
To the Zuni, the Sunface represents prosperity, happiness, peace, hope, optimism, and positive energy. The sun gives warmth and makes life, growth, and beginnings possible. The sun also represents stability and continuity.
The Sunface is traditionally made with turquoise, red coral, jet, and mother-of-pearl.
turquoise typically represents Father Sky; turquoise is considered a spiritual stone of wholeness, unity, and oneness with self and with the physical and spiritual realms. Red coral typically represents Mother Earth; coral is known to be soothing and protective. To the Navajos, black jet, a form of fossilized wood, is known for its protection and stability. Mother-of-pearl is associated with intuition, sensitivity, imagination, adaptability, and clear decision-making.