Sterling silver and real Turquoise (matrix in stone may vary slightly).
Pendant measures approximately 2-7/8" long (including bail) and 1-3/8" at widest point.
The beautiful features in this pendant will make you appreciate Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Alonzo Mariano, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is carefully set in a hand cut bezel setting, while hand crafted silver work creates a breathtaking Kokopelli design. Shadow box settings, twisted silver, and stamped patterns accent the pendant for an amazing finish. The Kokopelli is a common fertility symbol throughout the Southwest. In Native American 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 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.