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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, and Coral.
The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-3/8", plus a 1-3/8" opening, and 5/8" at widest point.
This bracelet is a Navajo classic! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Ray Begay, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise and Coral chip inlay. The inlay is carefully set creating wonderful kokopelli designs. The Kokopelli is a common fertility symbol throughout the Southwest. The stamped patterns and silverwork create Kokopelli, Corn and Rain Cloud designs which accent the bracelet for a perfect finish. In Native American beliefs, the Kokopelli visits various communities, seducing and impregnating the young women drawn to the tones of his flute playing. The corn is a powerful symbol in many tribes. It is used for prayer of fertility and a good growing season. The bracelet 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 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.