Sterling Silver and Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 2" long (including bail) and 7/8" at widest point.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist L. Begay out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The pendant has a total of TEN stones that are gently placed in hand cut bezel settings while mini silver beads, twisted silver, and stamped patterns accent for a fabulous 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 their appeal and beauty.