Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-7/8", plus a 1-1/8" opening, and 1-7/8" at widest point. The bracelet weighs 87 grams.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing bracelet! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Thomas Yazzie, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. A total of TWO stones are delicately placed in hand cut bezel settings, while hand crafted silver work creates a remarkable bear design. Twisted silver, silver beads, silver scalloped leafs, and imprinted patterns highlight the entire cuff for an incredible finish. In Native American beliefs, the bear symbolizes physical strength, leadership, and is known as the "first helper". The bracelet 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.