Sterling Silver and real Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 2-1/8" long (including bail) and 1" at widest point.
This lovely pendant will definitely attract plenty of attention! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Henry Attakai, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is carefully set in a hand cut bezel, while hand cut silver work creates a dazzling eagle design. Mini silver beads and stamped patterns accent the pendant for an exquisite finish. In Native American beliefs, the eagle is the master of the sky; he is considered to be a carrier of prayers. Many of the Indian Nations admire the eagle for bravery and special connections to the creator. 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.