Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Jet, and Malachite.
Pin pendant measures approximately 3/4" long and 7/8" at widest point.
This lovely pin pendant is a work of art and has everything you could possibly want from a piece of Native American jewelry! 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: real Turquoise, Coral, Jet, and Malachite. The inlay is carefully set, while hand crafted silver can be seen creating a wonderful Bear design. In Native American beliefs, the bear symbolizes physical strength, leadership, and is known as the "first helper". Stamped Patterns can be seen accenting the pin pendnat for an elegant finish. The pin pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked.
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.