Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-1/2", plus a 3/4" opening, and 1/2" at widest point.
This is truly an outstanding bracelet that will make a great impression! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Alex Sanchez, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is carefully placed in hand cut bezel settings for a lovely finish. Overlay is a process that utilizes at least two layers of sterling silver. One layer forms the foundation, while the second is used to design the individual detailed overlay. In this bracelet, the second layer forms lovely Bear, Dragonfly, and Water Wave designs for a marvelous look. In Native American beliefs, the bear symbolizes physical strength, leadership, and is known as the "first helper". Dragonflies are connected with water springtime, fertility, renewal, and are considered a messenger. The bracelet is stamped sterling and hallmarked by 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 its appeal and beauty.