Sterling silver and real Kingman Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 2-1/2" long (including bail) and 1-1/4" at widest point. The bail measurement is approximately 10 mm x 6 mm.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Merle House, out of genuine sterling silver and a real #8 Turquoise stone. The stone is delicately set in a hand cut bezel setting, while being accented by mini silver beads and silver work for a fabulous finish. The pendant 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.