Sterling silver and real Charoite.
The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-3/8", plus a 1" opening, and 1-3/4" at widest point. This bracelet weighs 50 grams.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing bracelet! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Daniel Benally, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Charoite. The stone is gently placed in a hand cut bezel, while twisted silver, mini silver beads, and hand cut silver work highlight for a outstanding finish. The bracelet is hallmarked.
Charoite was discovered in Russia in 1978 in a mountain in Yakutia, near the Charo River. The beautiful stone has an array of color ranging from bright lavender, violet and lilac to dark purple with a combination of white, gray and black matrix. Its glorious purple color features a unique combination of swirls, feathers and needles. Charoite is believed to enhance confidence, accelerate spiritual growth, and increase the ability to love. Some people believe that Charoite got its name because of the impression that it gives "Chary" which in Russian means "charms" or "magic".