Sterling Silver and real Morenci Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 3" long (including bail) and 1-7/8" at widest point.
The beautiful features in this pendant will make you appreciate Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted, by artist Mary Ann Spencer, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Morenci Turquoise stone. The stone is gently placed in a hand cut bezel setting, while twisted silver, stamped silver beads, and hand crafted silver work highlight the pendant for a breathtaking finish. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked by the artist.
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.