Sterling silver, Turquoise, Oyster Shell, Red Oyster Shell, Lapis, Green Opal, Red Opal, and White Opal.
Pendant measures approximately 2" long (including bail) and 1" at widest point.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing pendant! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Jerome Yazzie out of genuine sterling silver and multicolor inlay. The inlay consist of: Turquoise, Oyster Shell, Red Oyster Shell, Lapis, Green Opal, Red Opal, and White Opal. The inlay is carefully set, while a silver base can be seen highlighting the center of the pendant for an outstanding finish. 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.
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.