THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling Silver and Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 1-1/4" long (including bail) and 1-1/4" at widest point.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Southwestern art! The pendant is crafted out of genuine sterling silver, and real Turquoise inlay. The inlay is skillfully set, while placed in a lovely bear design. Thin silver lines and imprinted Arrow designs can be seen hightling for a beautiful finish. In some beliefs, the bear symbolizes physical strength, leadership and is known as the "first helper". Arrows usually signify direction of travel, force and movement. The pendant is stamped 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.