THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver, Turquoise, Jet, and Opal.
Pendant measures approximately 1-3/4" long (including bail) and 1-1/8" at widest point.
What a fabulous pendant! The pendant is crafted out of genuine sterling silver and Multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: real Turquoise, Jet, and man made Opal. The pendant is reversible, it can be worn on either side, one side being Turquoise and the other side being Jet and Opal (it's like having two pendants in one). The inlay is carefully set, while creating a stunning design. Thin silver lines can be seen accenting in between the inlay adding style. Twisted silver can be seen accenting the pendant for a perfect finish. 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 their appeal and beauty.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is birthstone of October. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens psychic and mystical qualities.