Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-1/2", plus a 1-1/8" opening, 3/4" at widest point.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo, handcrafted by artist Roberta Begay out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. A total of THREE stones are carefully placed in hand cut bezel settings, while hand crafted silver work creates lovely scalloped leaf designs. Twisted silver and mini silver beads can be seen accenting the bracelet for a dazzling look. The bracelet is stamped .925 (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.