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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Jet, Mother of Pearl, and Pink Shell.
Pin Pendant measures approximately 2" long and 1-5/8" at widest point.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing pin pendant! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Allison Dishta, out of genuine sterling silver real Multicolor Inlay. The inlay cosists of: Turquoise, Coral, Jet, Mother of Pearl, and Pink Shell. The inlay is carefully set to form an elegant butterfly design, while being accented by hand cut silver work and mini silver beads for a dazzling look. The pin pendant is signed Zuni and by 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 its 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.