Sterling Silver and real Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 2" long and 2" at widest point. Necklace measures approximately 18-1/4" long.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! In this Native American jewelry, the pendant is Navajo hand crafted by artist Raymond Delgarito, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is gently set in a hand cut bezel setting, while being accented by twisted silver and beautiful hand cut feather designs for a spectacular look. Feathers are symbols of prayers, marks of honor or sources of ideas. They represent the Creative Force. The pendant is stamped .925 (sterling silver) and is hallmarked. The necklace is hand strung out of old pawn style sterling silver and real Turquoise beads. The necklace consists of: 6-mm old pawn silver round beads and 5-mm Turquoise beads. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a perfect finish. The cones are stamped sterling.
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.