Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 2-1/8" long (including bail) and 2" at widest point.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist E.L Billah out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. A total of THREE stones are delicately set in hand cut bezel setting, creating a gorgeous Butterfly design. Mini stamped silver beads and hand crafted silver work can be seen accenting the Butterfly for a marvelous look. Traditional imprinted designs highlight the bail for lovely 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.