Sterling silver, real Jet, and man made Opal.
Pendant measures approximately 2" long (including bail) and 1-3/4" at widest point.
This lovely pendant is a work of art and has everything you could possibly want from a piece of Native American jewelry! This pendant is Navajo hand crafted by artist Merle House, out of genuine sterling silver along with real Jet and man made Opal inlay. The inlay is carefully set, creating 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 is hallmarked by the artist.
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.