Sterling silver, real Turquoise, and Jet, along with man made White Opal, Green Opal, Orange Opal, and Purple Opal.
Pendant measures approximately 1-5/8" long (including bail) and 1-3/8" at widest point.
This is truly an outstanding pendant that will make a great impression! This pendant is Navajo hand crafted by artist Wilson Dawes, out of genuine sterling silver and real Multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise and Jet, along with man made White, Green, Orange and Purple Opal. The inlay creates a beautiful night sky pattern, and is carefully set inside a lovely bear design. In Native American beliefs, the bear symbolizes physical strength, leadership, and is known as the "first helper". The pendant is stamped sterling and signed 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.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is a semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is birthstone of October. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens psychic and mystical qualities.