Sterling Silver, real Turquoise, Lapis, and Red Oyster Shell.
Pendant measures approximately 3-3/8" long (including bail) and 1-5/8" at widest point. Necklace measures approximately 25" long. The set weighs 81 grams.
This is a very gorgeous necklace set that would make a great gift! In this set, the pendant is hand crafted out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Lapis, and Red Oyster Shell. The inlay is gently set, while cut through work can be seen creating a marvelous Kokopelli design. The Kokopelli is a common fertility symbol throughout the Southwest. In some beliefs, the Kokopelli visits various communities, seducing and impregnating the young women drawn to the tones of his flute playing. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked. The necklace is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor beads. The necklace consists of: 4-mm silver rondelle beads, 8-mm Lapis round beads, 7-mm Turquoise rondelle beads, and 5-mm Red Oyster Shell rondelle beads. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a remarkable finish. The cones are 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 their appeal and beauty.
Lapis is the perfect stone for wisdom and fortitude. It is also believed to be an excellent stone for decision makers. It helps increase psychic ability.