Just received this and I have several questions that I would really like some help with. The pendant is approximately 3”x2” and is on a 24” strand of beads. The entire thing weighs 84 grams. The larger turquoise is 1 1/2” by 7/8” and the other is 1 1/8” by 5/8”. I think it’s Red Mountain and that there are some thin sections with a lot of backing in some areas. I contacted the seller at the beginning of the auction and asked is there were any cracks or damage. They replied no. Near the end of the auction they added another picture that showed the cracks between the turquoise and the fact that the backing was higher that the bezel. They contacted me after I had made my bid and told me about the picture. So now I need to decide whether it’s value outweighs the defects or if I should return it.
- is it really Red Mountain? 2)@Jason, I remember you mentioning that you had a hard time getting more that thin sections. So is this much backing acceptable? 3) are the beads handmade? They aren’t as neatly done as some of my others but they seem handmade to me. 4) Finally, what is a realistic price to pay for a piece like this?
Thanks for your help!