Sterling Silver and real Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 2-7/8" long (including bail) and 1-7/8" at widest point. The pendant weighs 53 grams.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Bennie Ration, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is carefully placed in a hand cut bezel setting, while twisted silver and hand cut silver work can be seen accenting for a perfect finish. The pendant is stamped sterling and is hallmarked by 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.