Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Jet, and Mother Of Pearl.
Pendant measures approximately 2-1/2" long (including bail) and 5/8" at widest point.
This gorgeous pendant is absolutely distinctive in each and every way! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Don Dewa of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Coral, Jet, and Mother Of Pearl. The inlay is carefully placed, while thin silver lines highlight throughout for a dazzling finsh. The pendant has a reversible spinner centerpiece that adds style for a lovely look. Each side of the centerpiece is highlighted with multicolor inlay. One side of the centerpiece features a marvelous sun design, while the other showcases a gorgeous Native American design (its like having two pendants in one!). The bottom of the piece is accented by a stunning inlaid feather dangle that can be seen completing the pendant beautifully. In Native American beliefs, the sun is the provider of life, warmth, growth, and all that is good. Feathers are symbols of prayers, marks of honor or sources of ideas. They represent the Creative Force. The pendant is stamped sterling, Zuni and hallmarked 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 their 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.