Sterling Silver and real Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 2-7/8" long (including bail) and 1-7/8" at widest point.
This pendant is a Navajo classic! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Calvin Belin, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. This pendant has a total of THREE stones that are gently set in hand cut bezel settings, creating a charming naja design. Hand crafted silver work creates beautiful flower, scalloped leaf, and water wave designs for an extraordinary finish. In Native American beliefs, the water waves design represents continuous life. The pendant is 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.