Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Jet, and Pink Shell.
Pendant measures approximately 1" long (including bail) and 1" at widest point.
There is nothing at all average about this beautiful pendant! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Lyndon Ahiyate, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor Inlay. The inlay cosists of: Turquoise, Coral, Jet, and Pink Shell. The inlay is carefully set to form an elegant butterfly design, while being accented by twisted silver mini silver beads, and hand cut silver work for a stunning look. The pendant is signed Zuni 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 its appeal and beauty.