Sterling silver and real Sleeping Beauty Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 3" long (including bail) and 2" at widest point.
This is truly an outstanding pendant that will make a great impression! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo overlay hand crafted by M. Spencer, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Sleeping Beauty Turquoise stone. Overlay is a process that utilizes at least two layers of sterling silver. One layer forms the foundation, while the second is used to design the individual detailed overlay. In this pendant, the second layer forms a gorgeous water wave design sorrounding ONE Turquoise stone that is delicately set in hand cut bezel for an exquisite look. In Native American beliefs, the water waves design represents continuous life. 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 their appeal and beauty.