Sterling Silver and real Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 2-3/8" long (including bail) and 1" at widest point. Necklace measures approximately 16" long.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! In this set, the pendant is hand crafted by artist Bobby Platero out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The pendant has ONE stone that is carefully set in a hand cut bezel, while being highlighted with hand cut silver work to make a beautiful leaf design, twisted silver, and mini silver beads for a charming finish. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked. The necklace is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise beads. The necklace consists of: 4-mm silver round beads and 6-mm Turquoise rondelle beads. Each end of the necklace is highlighted with a silver cone and bead for a marvelous finish. The cones are stamped sterling.
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.