Sunwest Silver 24 x 16.5mm Oval Spiny Oyster Pendant w/ 18" Cable Chain

Center your style on a drop of smoldering, Southwest-inspired charm! You don't have to be a fan of arid heat or all that comfortable around cacti to enjoy the sun-soaked design of the desert. You just need your free spirit and a passion for adventurous fashion.

This polished sterling silver pendant hosts one oval spiny oyster cabochon in your of color right at the center. Radiating rays spread out from the stone's border to the edge of the piece. A wide single bail hosts an 18" cable link chain that threads easily and supports the pendant around your neck.

  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Stone Information: One oval 24 x 16.5mm orange or purple spiny oyster cabochon
  • Setting Type: Bezel/Adhesive
  • Measurements:
    Pendant: 2-1/2"L x 1-9/16"W x 5/16"H
    Chain: 18"L x 1/16"W
  • Chain Type: Cable Link
  • Clasp: Spring Ring
  • Collection: Sunwest Silver
  • Country of Origin: USA

Please Note: Pendant can be removed from the chain.

All weights pertaining to gemstones, including diamonds, are minimum weights. Additionally, please note that many gemstones are treated to enhance their beauty. View Gemstone Enhancements and Special Care Requirements for important information.

Sterling Silver

Sterling silver, also called fine silver, is a beautifully lustrous cool-toned precious metal favored in fine jewelry among other products. The most reflective of all metals (excluding mercury), sterling silver looks stunning by itself and brings out the best hues in an array of colorful gemstones.

Sterling silver can be polished to a higher sheen than platinum. In fact, Ag, the chemical symbol for silver, comes from a word that means “white and shining.” The surface of silver can boast that shiny, polished appearance, or can be brushed, satin, matte, sandblasted, antiqued or oxidized (chemically blackened).

In order to be called sterling silver, a metal must be made up of a minimum of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% alloy (meaning other metals), including but not limited to copper and nickel. The alloy is added to pure silver to make the metal more durable, tougher and harder. Sterling silver is designated a fineness of “925.” Pieces with sterling silver may be marked “sterling.”

Finishes on Sterling Silver
Finishing, or plating, is a common treatment with sterling silver. Popular types of plating are rhodium plating, gold plating and anti-tarnish plating. Plating is used to extend the life and sheen of the jewelry. After sizing or buffing a piece of jewelry with a machine, it must be re-plated to restore the finish.

  • Rhodium Plating: Rhodium plating is a complex and laborious process that enhances the luster and beauty and extends the life of silver. A member of the platinum metal group, rhodium is often used as a finishing touch on silver jewelry. It's a shiny silvery metal with a very white and reflective appearance, much like mercury. It's also very hard, so it withstands much wear and tear, resists natural tarnishing and wonderfully mimics the brilliant finish of freshly polished silver.

    Caring for Sterling Silver
    Sterling silver becomes tarnished as the result of a natural chemical process that occurs when sterling silver is exposed to chemicals in the air, rubber, wool and latex. Humidity also plays a role in accelerating tarnishing. It's easy to keep your sterling silver sparkling, though, by taking a few steps to prevent tarnish and other wear and tear.

  • Avoid exposing sterling silver to direct sunlight and harsh chemicals, including chlorine, ammonia, hair products, perfumes, cosmetics, perspiration and strong jewelry cleaning solutions.
  • Periodically wash sterling silver with mild dish soap and warm water. Rinse well and dry completely with a soft cloth before storing because moisture can cause tarnish.
  • Lightly polish sterling silver frequently with a soft silver-polishing cloth, avoiding abrasive cloths completely.
  • Tarnish is easy to remove when it first forms as a yellowish tint, but becomes more difficult to remove when it becomes brown and black. Remove tarnish with a silver polish cream, avoiding immersing pieces with gemstones in tarnish-removal solutions.
  • Minimize scratches on sterling silver by storing it in its own compartment in your jewelry box or in a cloth pouch. Sterling silver may also be stored in sealed polyethylene bags.

  • About the Collection
    Known for their legacy of creating fine Navajo and Pueblo jewelry, Sunwest Silver isn't just a jewelry company, they're a family. Their artisans have been dedicated to their work and company for decades and they're paying it forward by teaching the next generation their craft, trade and traditions. The spirited people of Sunwest Silver take pride in hand-tooling each peace to share with everyone who appreciates family, fine jewelry and fun.

    Crafted in the United States, Sunwest Silver designs are adorned with some of the most colorful and rare turquoise from one of the largest private collections in the world. With hues ranging from sky blue to lime green, Sunwest Silver's wide variety of stones are culled either from one of their five proprietary mines or from the hand-curated stores they've gathered over the last two decades from now depleted mines.

    If you love Native American jewelry, appreciate family, fine craftsmanship and the story behind the stones, you'll not find a better collection than that from the proud people of Sunwest Silver.

    Sarina Godin

    Sarina Godin About the Guest
    No stranger to Evine, Paul Deasy is gem expert, author and TV veteran who serves as your gemstone professor and guide. Paul's passion for gems goes back more than 20 years, over which he's traveled the world to learn just about everything there is to about the history, science and culture of gemstones. He's an industry tradeshow regular, and has studied in the most exotic and interesting regions, including Tanzania, Australia, Italy and much, much more.

    Whether you're a die-hard gemstone collector or a beginner who loves a unique look, you're sure to enjoy Paul's enthusiasm, experience and eye for gemstone style.

    As a Native American raised by silversmiths, Valerie Calabaza's passion for Southwestern & Native American jewelry grew with her into adulthood, leading her to begin designing and creating jewelry of her own.

    Valerie is proud to share her culture, traditions and passion for Native American jewelry as a part of the Sunwest Silver family.