Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 2-1/4" long (including bail) and 1-1/8" at widest point.
An offer like this will not last long! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo overlay hand crafted by artist Alonzo Mariano, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is delicately set in a hand cut bezel setting placed in the center of the turtle, while hand crafted silver work forms the tail, feet, and head of the turtle for a gorgeous finish. In Native American beliefs, the turtle represents strength, female power, and fertility. The turtle is also considered to be able to defy death. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked by 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.