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Sterling Silver, real Malachite and Red Oyster Shell.
Pendant measures approximately 2-1/2" long (including bail) and 1-1/4" at widest point. Necklace measures approximately 21-3/4" long.
This is truly an outstanding necklace set that will make a great impression! In this Native American jewelry set, the pendant is Navajo hand crafted by artist Samson Edsitty, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Red Oyster Shell. The stone is delicately placed in a hand cut bezel setting, while hand cut silver work can be seen adding style for a phenomenal look. The pendant is stamped sterling, .925, and hallmarked. The necklace is hand strung out of 2-mm and 6-mm genuine sterling silver round beads, 5-mm Malachite rondelle beads, along with 6-mm Red Oyster Shell rondelle beads. Each end of the necklace is completed with 7-mm, 6-mm, 5-mm, 4-mm, and 3-mm silver beads for a beautiful finish.
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.