Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Lapis, Jet, and Mother of Pearl.
Bolo piece measures approximately 2" long and 1-5/8" wide. The Tips measure approximately 2-1/4" long and 1/4" at widest point. The total measurement of the cord is approximately 38-1/4" long.
This lovely bolo tie 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 Zuni hand crafted by artist Delwin Gasper out of genuine sterling silver and real Multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Coral, Lapis, Jet, and Mother of Pearl. The bolo piece is placed in the center and has breathtaking, detailed inlay that is carefully set, while creating a gorgeous Thunderbird design. Twisted silver and mini silver beads can be seen highlighting for an extraordinary finish. The Tips of the bolo tie are accented with imprinted designs. This piece is absolutely stunning and is among the finest jewelry we have ever had! The bolo piece is signed Zuni and by the artist.
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 their appeal and beauty.
Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin; it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.