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Sterling silver, real Malachite, Jet, and Oyster Shell.
Pin measures approximately 5/8" long and 2-3/8" at widest point.
Expect plenty of compliments while wearing this stunning pin! 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: real Malachite, Jet, and Oyster Shell. The inlay is carefully set, while hand crafted silver can be seen creating a wonderful Roadrunner design. In Native American history, the roadrunners are believed to lead away the evil spirits. They are a symbol of courage, strength, and endurance. The feathers of the roadrunners are tied to horses' tails to lead the evil spirits away. Stamped Patterns can be seen accenting the pin for an elegant finish. The pin 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.