Sterling silver, Coral, and Opal.
Pendant measures approximately 1-7/8" long (including bail) and 3/4" at widest point.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Amy Quandalacy, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Coral and Opal. The inlay is carefully set, while creating a traditional design for a magnificent look. The pendant is hallmarked.
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.
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.