Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 2-5/8" long (including bail) and 2" at widest point.
This Kachina Figure pendant is a Navajo classic! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo overlay hand crafted by artist Alonzo Mariano, out of genuine sterling and a real Turquoise stone. Overlay is a process that utilizes at least two layers of sterling silver or gold. One layer forms the foundation, while the second is used to design the individual detailed overlay. The stone is delicately set in a hand cut bezel setting placed in the center of a magnificent Kachina Figure, while sterling silver stamped patterns accent both the pendant and bail for a splendid finish. The pendant is stamped sterling 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 its appeal and beauty.