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Sterling Silver, real Turquoise, and man made Opal.
Pendant measures approximately 1-1/2" long (including bail) and 7/8" at widest point.
The American Southwest is known for its amazing landscapes, historical culture and unique jewelry designs. We are proud to be a part of that by introducing southwestern jewelry that delivers a piece of the history to fans everywhere. The stunning jewelry collections found at our website showcase products such as inlay jewelry with stones that are delicately set next to each other to form some of the most elegant pieces of jewelry. Some artists specialize in overlay jewelry, which is a process of using multiple layers of silver or gold stacked on top of each other to create pieces that can be cherished for a lifetime. Other artists perfect needlepoint jewelry with stones set and tightly grouped with astounding detail to create beautiful shapes and designs. Then, you have artists who create traditional pieces with southwest style at the heart of the piece using feather work, stamp work, and stone combinations to produce jewelry that every collector or jewelry lover would appreciate. So whether you’re looking for detail packed inlay pieces such as Native American village and animal designs or traditional work such as feather pieces and needlepoint jewelry, we have it all. Enthusiasts from all over the world shop on our website for the largest selection and the best quality products. From Turquoise and Coral patterns to a variety of multicolor and multi stone designs, the Southwestern jewelry that you will find on our website is unique, and absolutely beautiful!
In some beliefs, the turtle represents strength, female power and fertility. The turtle is also considered to be able to defy death.
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 their appeal and beauty.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is a semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is the birthstone for October. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens psychic and mystical qualities.