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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Onyx, Picture Rock, Black Jade, Crazy Horse, Red Oyster Shell, Mother Of Pearl, and man made Opal.
Pendant measures approximately 3-1/4" long (including bail) and 1-5/8" at widest point. Necklace measures approximately 25-3/4" long. The set weighs 76 grams.
This lovely necklace set will definitely attract plenty of attention! In this set, the pendant is hand crafted out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consist of: real Turquoise, Pircture Rock, Crazy Horse, Black Jade, Mother Of Pearl, Red Oyster Shell, and man made Opal. 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 some 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: 2-mm silver round beads, 8-mm Onyx round beads, 8-mm Picture Rock rondelle beads, 5-mm Turquoise wheel beads, and 5-mm Coral rondelle beads. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a beautiful 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.
Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin; it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.