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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Yellow Mother of Pearl, and Jet.
Pendant measures approximately 2-5/8" long (including bail) and 3/4" at widest point. Necklace measures approximately 16" long and is adjustable up to 23-3/4". Matching post dangle earrings measure approximately 1-5/8" and 1/2" at the widest point.
This is a wonderful piece of Zuni artistry! In this Native American jewelry set, the pendant is Zuni hand crafted by artist Raylan & Patty Edaakie, out of genuine sterling silver and a real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Coral, Yellow Mother of Pearl, and Jet. The inlay is delicately set, while creating a gorgeous sun design. The necklace is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise beads and real Multicolor inlay divider beads. The necklace is made up of TWO strands, that consist of: Coral free formed beads that have an average meaurement of 7-mm, along with FOUR 10-mm Multicolor inlay divider beads. The Multicolor Inlay divider beads consist of: real Turquoise, Coral, Yellow Mother of Pearl, and Jet. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver barrel bead for a beautiful look. The earrings perfectly match the pendant, for a fantastic finish to this set! In Native American beliefs, the sun is the provider of life, warmth, growth, and all that is good. The set is hallmarked by 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.