Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Brown Shell, and Mother of Pearl.
The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-3/8", plus a 1-1/8" opening, and 1-3/4" at widest point.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Leagus Ahiyite, out of genuine sterling silver and real Multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Coral, Brown Shell, and Mother of Pearl. The inlay is carefully set creating a wonderful Thunderbird design while being accented by mini silver beads and twisted silver for an excellent finish. TWO silver bars make up the cuff and complete the bracelet to perfection. The bracelet is signed Zuni and by 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.