THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver, Lapis, Turquoise, Magenta Turquoise, and Opal.
The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-5/8" plus a 1" opening, and 7/8" at widest point.
What a wonderful cuff bracelet! The bracelet is hand made out of genuine sterling silver and multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: real Turquoise, Lapis, Magenta Turquoise, and man made Opal. The inlay is carefully set, while forming a wonderful Bear design. Two silver bars create the cuff, while the inlay created a delightful design. In some beliefs, the bear symbolizes physical strength, leadership and is known as the "first helper". The bracelet 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.
Lapis is the perfect stone for wisdom and fortitude. It is also believed to be an excellent stone for decision makers. It helps increase psychic ability.