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Sterling silver, real Malachite, Jet, and Pink Coral.
Pin Pendant measures approximately 1-5/8" long and 3/4" at widest point.
This gorgeous pin pendant is absolutely distinctive in each and every way! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Joe Martinez, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consist of: Malachite, Jet, and Pink Coral. The inlay is carefully set, while hand crafted silver can be seen creating a marvelous Kokopelli design for an elegant finish.The Kokopelli is a common fertility symbol throughout the Southwest. In Native American beliefs, the Kokopelli visits various communities, seducing and impregnating the young women drawn to the tones of his flute playing. The pin pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked.
Malachite is famous for its radial banding and deep green color. Popular today for use in Southwestern style jewelry, malachite was also popular in the past with the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. It was worn as a good luck charm to keep away danger and illness. It is believed to balance and stabilize ones emotions.
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.