Sterling Silver and real Kingman Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 3-3/8" long (including bail) and 2-7/8" at widest point. The pendant weighs 66 grams.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Mary Ann Spencer, out of genuine sterling silver and real Kingman Turquoise stones. This pendant has a total of EIGHT stones that are carefully set in hand cut bezel settings, while creating a beautiful naja design. Wonderful hand crafted twisted silver and mini silver beads accent the pendant for a lovely 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.