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MATERIALS: Sterling Silver and real Turquoise. MEASUREMENTS: Pendant measures approximately 3-1/8" long (including bail) and 1-1/2" at widest point. DESCRIPTION: Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing pendant! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist B. Benally, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is gently placed in a hand cut bezel setting, while being accented with lovely hand cut silver work and twisted silver for an outstanding finish. The pendant 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.
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