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Sterling Silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Jet, Gaspeite, Red Oyster Shell, along with Mother of Pearl.
Pendant measures approximately 1-7/8" long (including bail) and 3/8" at widest point.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! The pendant is Navajo hand crafted by artist Gilbert Smith, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Coral, Jet, Gaspeite, Red Oyster Shell, along with Mother of Pearl. 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 to perfection! 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.
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.
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.