THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver, Turquoise, Lapis, Oyster Shell, and Opal.
The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-1/2", plus a 1-3/8" opening, and 1-3/4" at widest point.
What a lovely bracelet! The bracelet is hand made out of genuine sterling silver and multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: real Turquoise, Lapis, Oyster Shell, and man made Opal. The inlay is delicately set, while forming a stunning butterfly design for a marvelous look Twisted silver and stamped patterns accent and add style to the bracelet. Two silver bars and a band of twisted silver create the cuff and complete the bracelet beautifully. The bracelet is hallmarked.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is October's birthstone. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens one's psychic and mystical qualities.
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.