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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Magenta Turquoise, Onyx, Black Jade, Yellow Mother Of Pearl, Picture Rock, Purple Oyster Shell, along with man made Opal.
Pendant measures approximately 4-7/8" long (including bail) and 1-1/8" at widest point. The necklace measures approximately 24-3/4" long. Post dangle earrings measure approximately 1-1/4" long and 1/4" at widest point. The necklace and pendant weigh 130 grams.
This is a wonderful piece of Southwestern artistry! The pendant is hand crafted out of genuine sterling silver and multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: real Turquoise, Magenta Turquoise, Picture Rock, Black Jade, Yellow Mother Of Pearl, along with man made Opal. The detailed inlay work forms a delightful Native American Village Design. A beautiful blue starry sky is shown above a village in this adorable scenery. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked. The necklace is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor beads. The necklace is made up of THREE strands that consist of: 6-mm Onyx, Picture Rock, and silver round beads, 6-mm Turquoise wheel beads, along with 6-mm Purple Oyster Shell rondelle beads. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone for a beautiful look. The cones are stamped sterling. The earrings match the pendant perfectly and create a wonderful finish to this set. The earrings are stamped sterling.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is a semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is birthstone of October. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens psychic and mystical qualities.
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.