THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver and Turquoise.
Money clip measures approximately 2-1/8" long and 3/4" wide.
This is a wonderful piece of Zuni artistry! This piece of Native American Jewelry is Zuni hand made by artist C. Cheama, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The money clip has a total of EIGHT stones that are delicately set in hand cut bezel while silver beads highlight in between for a marvelous finish. The lower portion of the money clip is made out of nickel for stronger grip and durability. The money clip is signed Zuni and 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 their appeal and beauty.