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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Lapis, Jet, Mother of Pearl, and Brown Shell.
Bolo piece measures approximately 2-1/8" long and 1-3/4" wide. The Tips measure approximately 1-3/4" long and 1/8" at widest point. The total measurement of the cord is approximately 39" long.
This is a very exquisite bolo tie that must not be overlooked! This piece of Native American Jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Delwin Gasper, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Coral, Lapis, Jet, Mother of Pearl, and Brown Shell. The inlay is delicately set, creating an outstanding Thunderbird design. Mini silver beads and twisted silver can be seen highlighting the bolo tie for a charming finish. The Tips of the bolo tie are accented with imprinted designs. The bolo piece is signed Zuni and 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 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.