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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Jet, and Red Oyster Shell.
Pin pendant measures approximately 7/8" long and 1" at widest point.
There is nothing at all average about this beautiful pin pendant! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni, hand crafted by artist Joe Martinez, out of genuine sterling silver, along with real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Jet, and Red Oyster Shell. The inlay is gently set, creating a remarkable design of a Gecko for a perfect look. The pin pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked.
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.