Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Mother of Pearl, and Jet.
Pendant measures approximately 2-3/4" long (including bail) and 3/4" at widest point. Necklace measures approximately 22-1/2" long. Matching Post dangle earrings measure approximately 1-5/8" and 1/2" at the widest point.
This is a very exquisite necklace set that must not be overlooked! In this Native American jewelry set, the pendant is Zuni hand crafted by artist Raylan & Patty Edakkie, out of genuine sterling silver and a real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Coral, Jet, and Mother of Pearl. The inlay is delicately set, while creating a gorgeous sun design completing the pendant to perfection! In Native American beliefs, the sun is the provider of life, warmth, growth, and all that is good. The necklace is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise beads and real Multicolor inlay divider beads. The necklace consists of: Turquoise free formed beads that have an average meaurement of 7-mm, along with FOUR 10-mm Multicolor inlay divider beads. The Multicolor Inlay divider beads consists of: real Turquoise, Coral, Mother of Pearl, and Jet. The earrings match the necklace perfectly, and create a stunning set. The set is hallmarked by artist. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone for a beautiful look.
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.