Sterling Silver with real Turquoise and Mother of Pearl.
Pendant measures approximately 1-1/4" long (inclduing bail) and 5/8" at widest point.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing pendant! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Delorna Laahi, out of genuine sterling silver with Turquoise and Mother of Pearl inlay. The inlay is precisely set, creating a wonderful tear drop shape. Thin silver lines add style for a gorgeous 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 its appeal and beauty.