Sterling silver and real Turquoise. (Matrix in stone may vary slightly.)
Pendant measures approximately 1-3/8" long (including bail) and 1" at widest point.
We bring to you this adorable pendant! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Virginia Long, out genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is gently set in a hand cut shadow box setting, while hand cut silver work creates an outstanding bear paw design for a wonderful finish. In Native American beliefs, the bear paw is usually considered a way to call for the power of the animal spirit, or as an indication of the presence of the spirit. It is a symbol that represents inner strength. The pendant is stamped sterling.
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.