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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Jet, Coral, Pink Shell, and Mother of Pearl.
Pin pendant measures approximately 2-3/8" long and 2-1/2" at widest point.
This is a very gorgeous pin that would make a great gift! This piece of jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Allison Dishta, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Jet, Coral, Pink Shell, and Mother of Pearl. The inlay is delicately set all the way around, while thin silver lines highlight in between for a marvelous look. The inlay shapes into a beautiful butterfly, completing the pendant perfectly. The pendant is stamped sterling, along with being signed Zuni and by the artist.
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.