THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver, Turquoise, and Coral (Individual stones may vary slightly).
Pendant measures approximately 1-5/8" long (including bail) and 1" at widest point.
If you are looking for elegance and beauty, you have found it! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Irvin Chee, out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Corals and real Turquoise stones. The pendant is reversible it can be worn on either side, one side being Coral and the other side being Turquoise (its like having two pendants in one). A total of TWELVE stones are carefully set in hand cut bezel, while silver beads and twisted silver can be seen accenting each side of the pendant for a gorgeous finish. 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.
Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin, it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.