Sterling Silver and real #8 Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 2-1/4" long (including bail) and 1-3/8" at widest point.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Mary Ann Spencer, out of genuine sterling silver and a real #8 Turquoise stone. #8 Turquoise is of the highest quality or grade of Turquoise stones in the world, this Turquoise is very rare and looks amazing. The matrix seen in the stone adds character and uniqueness. The stone is carefully placed in a hand cut bezel setting, while twisted silver and mini silver beads can be seen accenting for a perfect finish. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked by the artist.
Turquoise is the birthstone of December. It is believed that turquoise tends to bring good fortune, strength and helps overcome illness. Turquoise got its name from the Levantine traders called Turks who brought the stone to Europe from Persia via Turkey centuries ago. Native Americans have prized turquoise since the time of the Aztecs, who mined it in New Mexico. The natural variations that occur in turquoise are part of its appeal and beauty.