Sterling silver, Turquoise, and Red Oyster Shell.
Bead pendant measures approximately 3/8" and 3/8" at widest point, and has a 4-mm opening.
This bead pendant is a true treasure! The bead pendant is hand crafted out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise and Red Oyster Shell inlay. The inlay is carefully set, while thin silver lines can be seen accenting in between for a lovely look. The bead 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.