Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Key chain measures approximately 1-5/8" long (including ring) and 7/8" at widest point.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo, hand crafted by artist Sally Arviso out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. A total of TWO stones are gently placed in hand cut bezel settings, while hand crafted silver work creates adorable scalloped leaf designs for a fantastic finish. For extra strength and durability certain parts of the key ring are made out of nickel.
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.