Sterling silver, real Turquoise, and Oyster Shell.
Pendant measures approximately 2-1/4" long (including bail) and 1-3/8" at widest point.
This lovely pendant is a work of art and has everything you could possibly want from a piece of Native American jewelry! 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 Oyster Shells. A total of ELEVEN stones are gently set in hand cut bezel settings, while marvelous twisted silver and mini silver beads can be seen highlighting for a fabulous 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.