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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Charoite, Red and Orange Oyster Shell, along with Mojave Turquoise.
The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-5/8", plus a 1" opening, and 5/8" at widest point.
This is a very exquisite bracelet that must not be overlooked! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Edison Yazzie, out of genuine sterling silver and Multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: real Turquoise, Charoite, Red and Orange Oyster Shell, along with Mojave Turquoise. The inlay is delicately set, while thin silver lines can be seen accenting for a gorgeous finish. The bracelet is stamped sterling and 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.
Charoite was discovered in Russia in 1978 in a mountain in Yakutia, near the Charo River. The beautiful stone has an array of color ranging from bright lavender, violet and lilac to dark purple with a combination of white, gray and black matrix. Its glorious purple color features a unique combination of swirls, feathers and needles. Charoite is believed to enhance confidence, accelerate spiritual growth, and increase the ability to love. Some people believe that Charoite got its name because of the impression that it gives "Chary" which in Russian means "charms" or "magic".