Sterling silver and real Kingman Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 2-1/2" long (including bail) and 1-1/8" at widest point.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Irvin Tsosie, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Kingman Turquoise stone. The stone is gently set in a hand cut bezel setting, while being accented by mini stamped silver beads and hand crafted silver work for an marvelous finish. The pendant is stamped .925 (sterling) and is 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.