Sterling Silver and real Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 4" long (including bail) and 1-3/8" at widest point. Necklace measures approximately 20-3/4" long. The necklace weighs 59.6 grams.
This lovely necklace set is so pretty you'll never want to take it off. In this Native American jewelry set, the pendant is Navajo hand crafted by artist Alonzo Mariano, out of authentic sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is shaped into a Kokopelli and Sunface while being complimented hand cut designs for a marvelous look. The Kokopelli is a common fertility symbol throughout the Southwest. In Native American beliefs, the Kokopelli visits various communities, seducing and impregnating the young women drawn to the tones of his flute playing. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked. The necklace is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise beads. The necklace consists of: 3-mm silver round beads, along with 9-mm Turquoise round beads. Each end is completed by a silver round bead and cone. 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.