Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Jet, and Mother of Pearl.
The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-1/4", plus a 1-1/4" opening, and is 1/4" at widest point.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing bracelet! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Charlotte Dishta, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Coral, Jet, and Mother of Pearl. The inlay is delicately set, creating fantastic traditional patterns and designs for a lovely look. Twisted silver adds style to the bracelet for a perfect finish. The cuff is stamped sterling, Zuni, 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.
Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin; it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.