Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Bolo piece measures approximately 1-1/4" long and 1" wide. The Tips measure approximately 1-5/8" long and 1/8" at widest point. The total measurement of the cord is approximately 45" long.
This bolo tie is a true treasure! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Virginia Long out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The Bolo piece has a Turquoise stone that is gently set in a hand cut shadow box bezel setting while hand cut silver work creates an amazing bear paw design. In Native American beliefs, the bear paw is usually considered a way to call for the power of the animal spirit, or as an indication of the presence of the spirit. It is a symbol that represents inner strength. The tips of the bolo tie are accented with traditional imprinted designs.
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.