Sterling Silver and real Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 2-5/8" long (including bail) and 1-3/8" at widest point.
This magnificent and traditional pendant represents the finest of Navajo craftsmanship! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Gregg Yazzie, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is gently set in a hand cut bezel setting, while being surrounded by twisted silver and hand cut silver work for a lovely finish. The pendant is stamped .925 (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.