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  • Sterling blue Kingman turquoise pendant by Chimney Butte.

     "Chimney Butte" is a real person and, indeed, a real character.  He is a dedicated artist/silversmith, and a person guided by spiritualist principles.  Chimney Butte is big as a butte, and he learned his chops early in his career from Tommy Singer when he lived on the Navajo rez near Dilkon, Arizona.  He claims half-Comanche/half-Anglo lineage, and is married into the Santa Domingo tribe (just south of Santa Fe).  This guy is larger than life and belongs in a chapter of the Drifter's book.  His dedicated following in the movie industry includes cast menbers and the director from the "Hateful Eight" movie; Brooke Shields, and several others.  Here he created a simple yet elegant pendant, topping it off with a beautiful azure-colored Kingman, Arizona turquoise.  Not counting the bale it is a little over 1.75-inches tall, and 1.5-inches across at the widest point.  It ships with the pictured 18-inch, Solid Sterling box chain.  Weight is 23.6-grams, or .83-ounces.  Hallmarked "Chimney Butte" in cursive.  Alway complimentary Priority shipping within the U.S.