Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Purple Oyster Shell, and Carnelian.
Pendant measures approximately 1-1/2" long (including bail) and 3/4" at widest point.
Expect plenty of compliments while wearing this stunning pendant! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted, out of genuine sterling silver and multicolor stones. The stones include: real Turquoise, Purple Oyster Shell, and Carnelian. A total of FOUR stones are carefully set in hand cut bezel settings, while silver beads can be seen accenting the pendant for a wonderful look.
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.
Carnelian is the birthstone of August. It increases energy, and adds endurance along with encouragement. It is also believed to still the blood and calm the temper. Carnelian is a flesh-red to brown-red, translucent to opaque type of chalcedony. Its red comes from iron within the stone.