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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, and Coral.
The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-3/4", plus a 1-1/8" opening, and 3/8" at widest point.
This lovely cuff bracelet will definitely attract plenty of attention! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Joleen Yazzie, out of genuine sterling silver along with real Turquoise and Coral chip inlay. The inlay is delicately set, creating wonderful Kokopelli designs, while imprinted patterns finish off the cuff for a spectacular look. The Kokopelli is a common fertility symbol throughout the Southwest. In Native American beliefs, the Kokopelli visits various communities, seducing and impregnating the young women drawn to the tones of his flute playing. The cuff is stamped sterling and hallmarked.
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.
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.