Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 3-1/4", plus a 5/8" opening, and 1/2" at widest point.
This baby bracelet is a true treasure and would make a great first birthday gift! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Ester White, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is gently set in a shadow box bezel setting, while hand cut silver work creates an adorable bear paw design. In Native American beliefs, the bear paw is usually considered a way to call for the power of the animal spirit, or as an indication of the presence of the spirit. It is a symbol that represents inner strength. The bracelet is stamped sterling.
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.