Sam Patania - "Number 8 Panel Necklace" Couture Number 8 Turquoise and Sterling Silver Necklace, 18.5" length (J91699-0820-004)
- Circa: Contemporary
- Size: 18.5''
30.2g, 18.5" length, with 3" extender included, 0.875" x 0.75" center pendant. Hallmarked by the artist on verso. Sam Patania's couture works are hand made by Sam Patania, continuing the Patania family tradition of distinctive collectible jewelry. Number 8 turquoise is highly sought after by collectors. It was discovered in 1925 and was named Number 8, since it is an 8 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. Most turquoise is 4 or 5 on the Mohs scale.