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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, and Coral.
The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-1/4", plus a 7/8" opening, and 3/4" at widest point.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Judy Wallace, out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise needlepoint stones and Corals. A total of TWENTY stones are gently set in hand cut bezel settings, while twisted silver and mini silver beads accent the bracelet for a lovely finish. The bracelet is 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.