Sterling silver and man made Turquoise.
The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-1/2", plus a 1-1/8" opening, and 2" at widest point.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist P. Benally, out of genuine sterling silver and man made Turquoise stones. There are a total of FIFTY NINE stones that are gently placed in hand cut bezel settings, while being accented by twisted silver and mini silver beads for an outstanding finish. TWO silver bars create the cuff and complete the bracelet for a gorgeous finish. The bracelet is stamped sterling and 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.