Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Jet, Mother of Pearl, and Red Oyster Shell. (Stone variation will be chosen at random.)
Pin measures approximately 5/8" long and 2-3/8" at widest point.
There is nothing at all average about this beautiful pin! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Joe Martinez, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consist of: Turquoise, Coral, Jet, Mother of Pearl, and Red Oyster Shell. (Stone variation will be chosen at random.) The inlay is carefully set, while hand crafted silver can be seen creating a magnificent Road Runner design. In Native American history, the roadrunners are believed to lead away the evil spirits. They are a symbol of courage, strength, and endurance. The feathers of the roadrunners are tied to horses' tails to lead the evil spirits away. Stamped patterns can be seen accenting the pin for an amazing finish. The pin is stamped sterling and is hallmarked.
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.
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.