Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-5/8", plus a 1" opening, 7/8" at widest point.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing bracelet! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo, handcrafted by artist Robert Begay out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is carefully placed in a hand cut bezel setting, while being accented by twisted silver, mini silver beads, and a beautiful scalloped leaf design for a gorgeous look. The bracelet is stamped .925 (sterling) and is 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.