Sterling Silver and real Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 2-1/2" long (including bail) and 1-3/8" at widest point.
This gorgeous pendant is absolutely distinctive in each and every way! This piece of Native American jewelry was Navajo hand crafted by artist Mary Ann Spencer, out of authentic sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is carefully set in a hand cut bezel setting, while being highlighted with twisted silver, silver beads, and stamped designs for a beautiful 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.