Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Malachite, Jet, along with Orange, and Purple Oyster Shell.
The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-1/8", plus a 1-1/4" opening, and is 5/8" at widest point.
This magnificent and traditional bracelet represents the finest of Navajo craftsmanship! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Martha Livingston, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Malachite, Jet, along with Orange and Purple Oyster Shell. The inlay is carefully set, while being highlighted by thin silver lines and mini silver beads for a beautiful finish. The bracelet is stamped sterling and 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 its appeal and beauty.
Malachite is famous for its radial banding and deep green color. Popular today for use in Southwestern style jewelry, malachite was also popular in the past with the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. It was worn as a good luck charm to keep away danger and illness. It is believed to balance and stabilize ones emotions.