Gorgeous Billy Jaramillo Sterling Silver & Apache Variscite Necklace. See description below.
This absolutely beautiful necklace has 5-large Apache Variscite drops, all set in smooth bezels, with rope twist borders. The stones are different sizes, and are smooth & polished. The lovely Apache Variscite or Variquoise, as it is sometimes referred to, is from the Apache Variscite Mine, a small operation just outside of Austin, Nevada. The material produced is hard, of a green color and known for it's beautiful webbing. The bead work is done with sterling silver Traditional Navajo saucer beads, with a satin finish. The ends are finished with Sterling cones, & have a hook & eye clasp.
The necklace is marked "STERLING" & has maker hallmark, "BILLY JARAMILLO", for maker Billy Jaramillo who lives around Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Total weight is 5.08 ounces, and measures 22 1/2" long & 2 3/4' at widest point.