Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Jet, Abalone Shell, Brown Shell, Mother of Pearl, and man made Blue Opal.
Necklace measures approximately 27" inside circumference, allowing the side links to measure approximately 1-1/2" long (excluding side rings) and 1-1/2" at widest point, and the center link measures approximately 1-3/4" long and 1-1/2" at widest point. Post earrings measure approximately 1" long and 1" at widest point. The necklace weighs 92 grams.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Raymond Boyd, out of genuine sterling silver and real Multicolor inlay. The inlay consisits of: Turquoise, Coral, Jet, Abalone Shell, Brown Shell, Mother of Pearl, and man made Blue Opal. The inlay is carefully set, creating a gorgeous hummingbird design in each link. Imprinted patterns accent the necklace for a beautiful look. The earrings perfectly match the necklace for an incredible finish. Hummingbirds are mainly known to be defenders of their territory. Many times stronger than their small size would indicate. The necklace and earrings are stamped sterling and hallmarked by the artist.
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.
Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin; it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.