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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Lapis, Mother of Pearl, along with Red, Purple, and Orange Oyster Shell.
Pendant measures approximately 2" long (including bail) and 7/8" at widest point.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing pendant! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Jerome Yazzie, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor cobble inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Lapis, Mother of Pearl, along with Red, Purple, and Orange Oyster Shell. The inlay is delicately set, while being highlighted with twisted silver, mini silver beads, and hand crafted silver work for an exquisite finish. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked.
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.
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.