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Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-1/2", plus a 1-1/4" opening, and 3/4" at widest point.
This is truly an outstanding bracelet that will make a big impression! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Gloria G., out of authentic sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The bracelet has a total of NINE stones, FIVE of which are carefully placed in hand cut bezels in the midst of two gorgeous silver snake designs, while the other FOUR are inlayed and create the snake's eyes. Silver beads and imprinted patterns can be seen highlighting the snake designs for a dazzling finish. The snake is found in many healing and fertility rituals. It is also connected with lightning, speed, and being able to move undetected. The bracelet is stamped Zuni and is hallmarked 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 their appeal and beauty.