Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 2-1/2" long (including bail) and 1-1/4" at widest point.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Daniel Benally, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is carefully placed in a hand cut bezel setting, while being accented with twisted silver, mini and stamped silver beads, and hand cut silver work for a marvelous finish. The pendant 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.