Sterling silver, 12 Karat Gold Filled, and real Turquoise.
Money clip measures approximately 1-3/4" long and 1" wide.
This money clip is a true treasure! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand made by artist B. Tom, out of genuine sterling silver, along with a real Turquoise stone, and 12 Karat Gold Filled. The stone is carefully set in hand cut bezel, while forming the eye of an eagle. The money clip is accented with etched work, along with a hand cut Eagle and Feather design. 12KGF is portrays the beak of the eagle and adds a stylish look to the piece. In Native American beliefs, the eagle is the master of the sky; he is considered to be a carrier of prayers. Many of the Indian Nations admire the eagle for bravery and special connections to the creator. Feathers are symbols of prayers, marks of honor or sources of ideas. They represent the Creative Force. The lower portion of the money clip is made out of nickel for stronger grip and durability! The money clip is hallmarked.
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.
12KGF is as good as gold; it will never fade, change, or wear off color. It is 12K gold on top of brass and other metals, which create a gold tone with a finish all the way through, same behavior as gold.