Sterling Silver and real Turquoise. (The matrix in the stones may vary.)
Pendant measures approximately 2-3/8" long (including bail) and 1-3/8" at widest point.
This lovely pendant will definitely attract plenty of attention! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Darlene Begay, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. A total of EIGHT stones are gently set in hand cut bezel settings, while creating a lovely tear drop shape. Twisted silver, mini silver beads, and stamped bear patterns accent the pendant for an adorable finish. In Native American beliefs, the bear symbolizes physical strength, leadership, and is known as the "first helper". The pendant is stamped sterling and 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.