Sterling Silver, Turquoise, Jet, and Mother of Pearl.
Pendant measures approximately 2-1/4" long and 1-1/4" at widest point.
There is nothing at all average about this beautiful pendant! The pendant is crafted by Wilford J. Henry out of genuine Sterling Silver real Turquoise, Jet, and Mother of Pearl inlay. The inlay is delicately set, while forming a delightful Turtle design. Thin silver lines can be seen accenting in between the inlay for a lovely finish. In some beliefs, the turtle represents strength, female power and fertility. The turtle is also considered to be able to defy death. The pendant is 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 their appeal and beauty.