Sterling Silver and real Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 2" long (including bail) and 3/4" at widest point.
This magnificent and traditional pendant represents the finest of Navajo craftsmanship! This piece of Native American jewelry was Navajo hand crafted by artist Robert Shakey, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is carefully placed in a hand cut bezel setting, while being surrounded with twisted silver, stamped silver beads, and hand cut silver work for a fantastic finish. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked by the 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 its appeal and beauty.