Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-3/4", plus a 1-1/8" opening, and 1-7/8" at widest point.
This lovely cuff bracelet will definitely attract plenty of attention! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Thomas Yazzie, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. There are a total of THREE stones that are carefully set in a hand cut bezel. Delicate handcrafted silver work creates a gorgeous Bear design that is accented by beautiful scalloped leaf patterns. In Native American beliefs, the bear symbolizes physical strength, leadership, and is known as the "first helper". The bracelet is stamped sterling and is 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.