THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver, Turquoise, Opal, Red Oyster Shell, and Black Inlay (the matrix in the inlay may vary slightly).
Pendant measures approximately 1-1/2" long (including bail) and 7/8" at widest point.
Check out this Splendid pendant! The pendant is hand made out of genuine sterling silver and multicolor inlay. Real Turquoise, Red Orange Oyster Shell, Black Inlay, and man made Opal are carefully set, while forming a lovely design. Twisted silver and a double layer of cut through patterns highlight and complete the pendant perfectly. 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 October's birthstone. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens one's psychic and mystical qualities.