Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 3-5/8" long (including bail) and 2-1/8" at widest point.
This pendant is a Navajo classic! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Gregg Yazzie out of genuine sterling silver, real Turquoise beads and stone. A Turquoise stone is delicately placed in a hand cut bezel setting, while mini silver beads, twisted silver, and hand crafted silver highlight the pendant creating a marvelous Dream Catcher design. It is believed that each carefully woven web will catch your bad dreams in the night. The bad spirit dreams will get caught in the web and disappear with the morning sun. However, the good spirit dreams will find their way to the center spirit hole and will float down the sacred feather. Feathers are symbols of prayers, marks of honor or sources of ideas. They represent the Creative Force. A total of EIGHT Turquoise free formed beads are featured in the middle of the pendant for an elegant finish. The pendant is stamped .925 (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 its appeal and beauty.