Sterling Silver Naja Pendant


This necklace pendant was handmade by Navajo artist Jeff DeMent.

The Naja, or crescent moon, is a powerful symbol of protection. It have been used thorough history to protect its wearer from evil, and for protection in battle.

His work is hand-crafted using a traditional Diné (Navajo) technique called Tufa Casting that dates back to the 1800's; over 200 years ago. His original designs are hand carved into Tuff, a compressed volcanic ash commonly called Tufa Rock, to create a mold. He heats the mold and pour molten silver into it to form each piece. After annealing, the silver is hand cut, filed and formed. The Tufa molds are only used once, making each and every piece a true one of a kind.

The sterling silver pendant measures 2" long and hangs on leather lace.

This item ships from the US.

  • 2" long
  • Adjustable leather lace
  • Handmade
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