Sterling Silver and real White Buffalo Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 3-1/4" long (including bail) and 1-1/4" at widest point.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing pendant! This piece of Native American jewelry was Navajo hand crafted by artist Mary Ann Spencer, out of genuine sterling silver and a real White Buffalo Turquoise stone. The stone is carefully placed in a hand cut bezel setting, creating a gorgeous tear drop shape. Twisted silver, stamped silver beads, and imprinted designs can be seen highlighting for a marvelous finish. The pendant is stamped sterling and 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.