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Sterling Silver, man made Howlite, Oyster Shell, Malachite, and Sugilite.
Pendant measures approximately 1-5/8" long (including bail) and 5/8" at widest point.
This lovely pendant is equally great for special occasions or everyday wear. This is a gorgeous piece of Native American jewelry that is Navajo hand crafted by artist Theresa Joe out of genuine sterling silver and man made multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Howlite, Oyster Shell, Malachite, and Sugilite. The Sugilite inlay is gently set on top of a silver base for a fabulous finish. The pendant is stamped sterling.
Howlite is named after its discoverer Henry How. Howlite is known for its great final polish and rich luster. Howlite is often mistaken for "white buffalo" or "white turquoise" due to the similarity of appearance. Howlite is a combination of pure white with black veins; highlighting the beauty and balance of opposites. Howlite has high calcium content for strong healthy bones and teeth. It would make a wonderful gift for a pregnant or nursing mother.
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.