Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Jet, Mother of Pearl, Pink Shell, and Yellow Shell.
The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-1/4", plus a 1" opening, and 3/8" at widest point.
This gorgeous bracelet is absolutely distinctive in each and every way! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Lucy Shekya, out of genuine sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Jet, Mother of Pearl, Pink Shell, and Yellow Shell inlay. The inlay is carefully set while thin silver lines can be seen accenting for a lovely finish. The bracelet is stamped sterling and is 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.
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.