THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver, Turquoise, Oyster Shell, Magenta Turquoise, and Opal.
Pendant measures approximately 2-1/8" long (including bail) and 1-3/4" at widest point.
Expect plenty of complements while wearing this stunning pendant! The pendant is an elegant piece of jewelry that is hand crafted out of genuine sterling silver, along with Multicolor Inlay and real Oyster Shells. The inlay consists of: real Turquoise, Oyster Shell, Magenta Turquoise, along with man made Opal. The inlay is carefully set, while placed on top of a stunning Butterfly design. Stamped patterns and twisted silver accent and complete the pendant perfectly. Two lovely Oyster Shells form the eyes of the butterfly adding an outstanding look. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked.
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.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is a semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is the birthstone for October. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens psychic and mystical qualities.