Sterling silver, real Turquoise, and Coral.
Pendant measures approximately 2-1/8" long (including bail) and 1-1/4" at widest point.
This gorgeous pendant is absolutely distinctive in each and every way! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist B. Benally, out of genuine sterling silver along with real Turquoise stones and real Corals. A total of ELEVEN stones are gently set in hand cut bezel settings, while delightful twisted silver and mini silver beads can be seen highlighting for a lovely 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 its appeal and beauty.
Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin; it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.