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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Lapis, Purple Agate, Apple Coral and man made Opal.
Pendant measures approximately 3/8" long and 1/2" at widest point. Chain measures approximately 18" long, 2-mm wide, and weighs 2.8 grams.
This is a wonderful piece of Native American artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is hand crafted out of genuine sterling silver, along with a multicolor inlay bead pendant featuring varying shades of both real multicolor inlay. The necklace features a gorgeous inlay bead that consists of: real Turquoise, Lapis, Purple Agate, Apple Coral and man made Opal.
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.
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 birthstone of October. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens psychic and mystical qualities.