Sterling silver, Leather, real Turquoise, Red Oyster Shell, along with man made Opal.
Bracelet measures 5/8" wide and inside circumference measures approximately 8-3/8" with two silver snaps for adjustable wrist size closing.
This is a very gorgeous bracelet that would make a great gift! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Edison Yazzie, out of genuine sterling silver, leather, and multicolor cobble inlay. The inlay consists of real Turquoise, Red Oyster Shell, and man made Opal. The inlay is carefully set, and is accented by thin silver lines for a beautiful finish.
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.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is a semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is the birthstone for October. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens psychic and mystical qualities.