Sterling silver and Turquoise.
Hair barrette measures approximately 5/8" long and 4" at widest point.
This lovely hair barrette is a work of art and has everything you could possibly want from a piece of Native American jewelry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Joelene Begay, out of genuine sterling silver and Turquoise stone. This hair barrette has a total of FIVE stones that are delicately set in hand cut bezel setting, while scalloped designs and mini silver beads can be seen surrounding it for a beautiful finish. For extra strength and durability certain parts of the hair barrette are made out of nickel! This item is 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.