Sterling silver, real Turquoise and Coral.
The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-1/4", plus a 7/8" opening, and 1" at widest point.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing bracelet! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist S. Wallace, out of genuine Sterling silver, along with real Turquoise stones and Corals. A total of TWENTY needlepoint stones are carefully set in hand cut bezel settings, while being accented by hand crafted silver work, mini silver beads and twisted silver that complete the bracelet perfectly. The bracelet is stamped Zuni and hallmarked by the artist.
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.
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.