Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Hair barrette measures approximately 1" long and 3-1/8" at widest point.
This magnificent and traditional barrette represents the finest of Navajo craftsmanship! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Wilbur Myers, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is delicately set in a hand cut bezel setting while hand crafted leaf designs, imprinted patterns, and silver beads can be seen highlighting the entire barrette for a lovely finish. The barrette 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.