Sterling Silver and real Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 3-1/4" long (including bail) and 1-3/8" at widest point.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry was Navajo hand crafted by artist Michael Yazzie, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is carefully placed in a hand cut bezel setting, while twisted silver, mini silver beads, and stamped patterns accent the pendant for an amazing finish. The pendant is stamped .925 (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.