THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver and Turquoise.
The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 6", plus a 1-1/4" opening, and 1-5/8" at widest point. The bracelet weighs 80 grams.
This magnificent bracelet depicts the beauty of the great Southwest! This bracelet is overlay crafted out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. A total of EIGHTY EIGHT stones are carefully placed in silver bezel settings, while twisted silver, silver work and silver beads highlight for a stunning look. 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 bracelet, the second layer forms incredible water wave designs. In some beliefs, the water waves design represents continuous life. 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.