Sterling Silver, Turquoise, Oyster Shell, and Jet.
Pendant measures approximately 2" long (including bail) and 1/2" at widest point.
This pendant is a Navajo classic! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Germaine Smith, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Oyster Shell, and Jet. The inlay is carefully set, while creating a traditional design for a dazzling look. The pendant is stamped sterling and 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.