Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Malachite, along with Black and White Inlay.
Pendant measures approximately 2-3/4" long (including bail) and 1-1/2" at widest point.
There is nothing at all average about this beautiful pendant! The pendant is Navajo hand crafted by artist Ray Jack, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Coral, Malachite, along with Black and White Inlay. The inlay is delicately set while forming incredible Native American Mesa and Night Sky designs. Hand crafted cut through work, mini silver beads, and twisted silver can be seen accenting around the inlay and completing the pendant perfectly. The pendant is stamped sterling and 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.
Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin; it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.