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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Lapis, Coral, Red Oyster Shell, and Black Jade.
Pendant measures approximately 3-1/4" long (including bail) and 1-5/8" at widest point. Necklace measures approximately 21-5/8" long. The set weighs 72 grams.
This is a very exquisite necklace and pendant set that must not be overlooked! In this set, the pendant is hand crafted out of genuine sterling silver and multicolor inlay. The inlay is consist of: real Turquoise, Lapis, Red Oyster Shell, and Black Jade. The inlay is gently set, while cut through work can be seen creating a magnificent Kokopelli design. The Kokopelli is a common fertility symbol throughout the Southwest. In Native American beliefs, the Kokopelli visits various communities, seducing and impregnating the young women drawn to the tones of his flute playing. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked. The necklace is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor beads. The necklace consists of: 7-mm silver round beads, 8-mm Lapis round beads, 5-mm Coral rondelle beads, and 8-mm Turquoise rondelle beads. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for perfect finish. The cones are stamped sterling.
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.
Lapis is the perfect stone for wisdom and fortitude. It is also believed to be an excellent stone for decision makers. It helps increase psychic ability.