Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-5/8", plus a 1" opening, and is 7/8" at widest point.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Davy Skeets, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is gently placed in a hand cut bezel setting, while twisted silver, mini silver beads, and cut through water wave patterns can be seen highlighting for a gorgeous finish. In Native American beliefs, the water waves design represents continuous life. 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.