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Sterling Silver, real Turquoise, Jet, Pink Shell, along with man made Fire Opal.
Pendant measures approximately 1-7/8" long (including bail) and 3/8" at widest point.
This lovely pendant will definitely attract plenty of attention! The pendant is Navajo hand crafted by artist Gilbert Smith, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Jet, Pink Shell, along with man made Fire Opal. The inlay is delicately set while forming incredible Native American Sun, Mesa and Night Sky designs. Mini silver beads can be seen accenting the inlay and completing the pendant perfectly. The Sun, In Native American beliefs, the sun is the provider of life, warmth, growth, and all that is good. 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.