Sterling silver and Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 7/8" long (including bail) and 1/2" at widest point.
This marvelous pendant is a Zuni classic! The pendant is a gorgeous piece of Native American jewelry that is Zuni hand crafted by artist Ruth Hooee, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The pendant has a total of TEN stones that are delicately set in hand cut bezel, while twisted silver and mini silver beads can be seen highlighting for a magnificent finish.
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.