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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, and man made Garnet.
Pendant measures approximately 1-3/4" long (including bail) and 3/4" at widest point.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing pendant! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Dorthy Yazzie, out of genuine sterling silver and multicolor stones. The pendant consists of: real Turquoise, Coral, and man made Garnet. A total of FOUR stones are carefully set in hand cut bezel settings, while silver beads and hand cut silver work can be seen accenting the pendant for a wonderful look.
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.
Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin; it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.