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Sterling Silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Malachite, Abalone Shell, Jet, Brown Shell, Yellow Mother of Pearl, and man made Pink Opal.
Pendant measures approximately 2-1/4" long (including bail) and 1-7/8" at widest point.
This pendant is a true treasure! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Samel & Esther Guardian, out of genuine sterling silver and multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: real Turquoise, Coral, Malachite, Abalone Shell, Jet, Brown Shell, Yellow Mother of Pearl, and man made Pink Opal. The pendant is reversible, it can be worn on either side: one side highlights a beautiful hummingbird inlay design, while the other side highlights a stunning Cardinal inlay design for a fantastic look. (its like having two pendants in one). Hummingbirds are mainly known to be defenders of their territory. Many times stronger than their small size would indicate. The pendant is hallmarked 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.