Sterling Silver, Turquoise, and Mother of Pearl.
Pendant measures approximately 1-1/4" long (inclduing bail) and 5/8" at widest point.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Delorna Laahi, out of authentic sterling silver with multistone inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise and Mother of Pearl. The inlay is carefully set, creating a stunning tear drop shape. Thin silver lines add style for a perfect finish. 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.