Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 2-3/4" long (including bail) and 1-1/4" at widest point.
This lovely pendant is a work of art and has everything you could possibly want from a piece of Native American jewelry! This piece of Native American jewelry was Zuni hand crafted by artist Kenny Calavaza, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is carefully set in a hand cut bezel setting, while being surrounded with twisted silver, stamped silver beads, and hand cut silver work for an extraordinary finish. The pendant is signed Zuni 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.