Sterling Silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Jet, and Mother of Pearl.
Pin pendant measures approximately 1-5/8" long (including bail) and 1-3/8" at widest point.
This magnificent and traditional pin pendant represents the finest of Navajo craftsmanship! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Delwin Gasper, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Coral, Jet, and Mother of Pearl. The inlay is gently set, creating an incredible Thunderbird design while mini silver beads and twisted silver can be seen accenting for a charming finish. The pin pendant is signed Zuni 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.
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.