Sterling Silver, real Turquoise, and Coral.
Pendant measures approximately 2-1/8" long (including bail) and 1-5/8" at widest point.
This pendant is a true treasure! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist B. Benally, out of genuine sterling silver, a real Coral, and a real Turquoise stone. A total of TWO stones are carefully placed in hand cut bezel settings, while beautiful hand crafted silver work and twisted silver can be seen accenting the pendant for a delightful finish. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked.
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.
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.