Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Jet, and Oyster Shell.
Pin pendnat measures approximately 7/8" long and 1" at widest point.
This magnificent and traditional pin pendant represents the finest of Navajo craftsmanship! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Joe Martinez, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consist of: real Turquoise, Jet, and Oyster Shell. The inlay is carefully set, while hand crafted silver can be seen creating a wonderful Gecko design. Stamped patterns can be seen accenting the pin pendant for an elegant finish. The pin 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.