Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Jet, Malachite, Brown Shell, Abalone Shell and Yellow Mother of Pearl.
The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-1/4", plus a 1-1/8" opening, and 1/2" at widest point.
There is nothing at all average about this beautiful bracelet! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Samuel and Esther Guardian, out of genuine sterling silver and real Multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Coral, Jet, Malachite, Brown Shell, Abalone Shell and Yellow Mother of Pearl. The inlay is gently placed creating an elegant Cardinal design and flower patterns. Stunning stamped patterns accent the bracelet for a marvelous look. The bracelet is hallmarked by the artists.
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.