Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Bolo piece measures approximately 3-1/4" long and 1-3/8" wide. The tips measure approximately 2-1/4" long and 3/8" at widest point. The total measurement of the cord is approximately 40" long.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing bolo tie! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Alonzo Mariano, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is carefully set in a hand cut bezel setting, while hand crafted silver work creates a breathtaking Kachina Figure design. Shadow box settings, twisted silver, and stamped patterns accent the piece for an amazing finish. The bolo piece is stamped sterling and is 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 their appeal and beauty.