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Sterling silver, Turquoise, Red Oyster Shell, Magenta Turquoise, and Opal.
Pendant measures approximately 2-5/8" long (including bail) and 1-1/2" at widest point.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing pendant! The pendant is hand crafted out of genuine sterling silver and multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: real Turquoise, Red Oyster Shell, Magenta Turquoise, and man made Opal. The inlay is delicately set forming a lovely cobblestone pattern, while mini silver beads and cut through work can be seen creating a stunning Turtle design for a amazing finish. In some beliefs, the turtle represents strength, female power and fertility. The turtle is also considered to be able to defy death. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is birthstone of October. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens psychic and mystical qualities.
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.