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Sterling Silver, 12 Karat Gold Filled, and real Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 3-7/8" long (including bail) and 1-1/2" at widest point.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo overlay hand crafted by artist Rose Singer, out of genuine sterling, 12 Karat Gold Filled, and a real Turquoise stone. Overlay is a process that utilizes at least two layers of sterling silver or gold. One layer forms the foundation, while the second is used to design the individual detailed overlay. The stone is delicately set in a hand cut bezel setting placed in the center of a beautiful Kachina Figure, while the second layer forms stunning 12 KGF Water Wave designs and sterling silver stamped patterns for a splendid finish. In Native American beliefs, the water waves design represents continuous life. The pendant is stamped .925 (sterling silver) 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.
12KGF is as good as gold. The color will never fade, change, or wear off. It is 12K gold on top of brass and other metals, which create a gold tone with a finish all the way through. 12KGF behaves the same way as gold.