Sterling Silver, Turquoise, and Opal.
Pendant measures approximately 2" long (including bail) and 3/4" at widest point.
This pendant is a Southwestern classic! This pendant is a gorgeous piece of jewelry that is hand crafted out of genuine sterling silver, real Turquoise inlay and man made Opal inlay. The inlay is carefully set, while creating a stunning arrowhead design. Imprinted patterns and thin silver lines accent the pendant for an amazing finish. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is 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.
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.