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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Red Oyster Shell, and man made Opal.
Pendant measures approximately 1-1/2" long (including bail) and 5/8" at widest point.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted, out of genuine sterling silver and multicolor stones. The stones include: real Turquoise, Coral, Red Oyster Shell, and man made Opal. A total of FOUR stones are carefully set in hand cut bezel settings, while silver beads 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 its appeal and beauty.
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 the birthstone for October. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens psychic