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Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 2-3/4" long (including bail) and 2-1/4" at widest point.
Take advantage of the great price on this amazing pendant! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo overlay hand crafted by artist Alonzo Mariano, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is gently set, while being accented by twisted silver, stamped patterns, and overlay designs. Overlay is a process that utilizes at least two layers of sterling silver. One layer forms the foundation, while the second is used to design the individual detailed overlay. In this pendant, the second layer forms a beautiful Dragonfly design. Dragonflies are connected with water springtime, fertility, renewal, and are considered a messenger. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked by the 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.