THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver, Turquoise and Opal.
The link bracelet measures approximately 6-3/8" inside circumference, which means the bracelet will fit a wrist that is 5-3/8" to 6-1/8" comfortably. Each link measures approximately 3/4" long (excluding side rings) and 1/4" at widest point.
This bracelet is a Southwest classic! This bracelet is a gorgeous piece of jewelry that is crafted out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise and man made Opal inlay. The inlay is delicately set into SEVEN lovely links, while thin silver lines can be seen creating a beautiful design for a remarkable finish. The links are finished off with a hand crafted box clasp and a safety spring ring chain for extra security. The bracelet 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.