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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Jet, Lapis, Red Oyster Shell along with man made Opal.
Pendant measures approximately 1-5/8" long (including bail) and 3/8" at widest point.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted of genuine sterling silver and multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: real Turquoise, Jet, Lapis, Red Oyster Shell along with man made Opal. The inlay is carefully placed, while thin silver lines creating a gorgeous sun design for a dazzling finsh. In Native American beliefs, the sun is the provider of life, warmth, growth, and all that is good. The 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 their 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.