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Sterling Silver, Yellow Mother of Pearl, Coral, and Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 1-5/8" long (including bail) and 1/2" at widest point.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Edaakie, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise and Coral. The inlay is carefully set, while creating a traditional Sun design for a magnificent look. In Native American beliefs, the sun is the provider of life, warmth, growth, and all that is good. The pendant is 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 its 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.