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MATERIALS: Sterling silver, real #8 Turquoise, and Red Oyster Shell.MEASUREMENTS: Pendant measures approximately 2-1/8" long (including bail) and 1-1/8" at widest point. DESCRIPTION: Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing pendant! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist B. Benally, out of genuine sterling silver, along with real #8 Turquoise stones and Red Oyster Shells. #8 Turquoise is of the highest quality or grade of Turquoise stones in the world, this Turquoise is very rare and looks amazing. The matrix seen in the stone adds character and uniqueness. The pendant has a total of FOUR stones that are delicately placed in hand cut bezel settings, while mini silver beads and twisted silver can be seen highlighting the stones for an elegant finish. The 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 their appeal and beauty.
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