Sterling silver and real #8 Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 2-3/8" long (including bail) and 1-1/2" at widest point.
This lovely pendant will definitely attract plenty of attention! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist B. Benally, out of genuine sterling silver and real #8 Turquoise stones. #8 Turquoise is of the highest quality or grade of Turquoise stones in the world, this Turquoise is very rare and looks amazing. The matrix seen in the stone adds character and uniqueness. A total of NINE stones are delicately set in hand cut bezel settings, while mini silver beads and twisted silver can be seen highlighting the pendant for an extraordinary 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.