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Sterling silver, man made Turquoise, Coral, Howlite, Red Oyster Shell, Mother of Pearl, and Jet.
Pendant measures approximately 1-3/4" long (including bail) and 5/8" at widest point.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Theresa Joe, out of genuine sterling silver and man made multicolor inlay. The inlay consist of: Turquoise, Coral, Howlite, Red Oyster Shell, Mother of Pearl, and Jet. The inlay is carefully set, while a silver base can be seen highlighting the center of the pendant for a beautiful finish. The pendant is 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 its 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.