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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Jet, Red Oyster Shell, and man made Opal.
Pendant measures approximately 1-3/4" long (including bail) and 3/4" at widest point.
This gorgeous pendant is absolutely distinctive in each and every way! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artists Patrick and Laura Lincoln, out genuine sterling silver and multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Jet, Red Oyster Shell, and man made Opal. The inlay is gently set, while being accented by thin silver lines and hand cut silver work for a beautiful look. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is a semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is the birthstone for 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 its appeal and beauty.